Central mudminnow

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The Central mudminnow lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 6.5, dH range: 3 - 8 environment.

The central mudminnow (Umbra limi) is a small fish in the family Umbridae of the order Esociformes. It is found in central and eastern North America in productive waters. More

The Central Mudminnow is the only Montana species and has a black bar at the base of the tail fin. Unauthorized introductions into Montana. More

The central mudminnow is uncommon in Iowa and is found scattered throughout eastern and northcentral parts of the state (Harlan et al. 1987). It has also been documented in the Little Sioux River watershed in northwest Iowa and in the Mississippi River. More

Distribution of the Central Mudminnow in Quebec: distribution map. More

Use of the Central Mudminnow (Umbra limi) in the Development and Evaluation of a Sister Chromatid Exchange Test for Detecting Mutagens in Vivo Bishop, WE Aquatic biologist and research assistant Procter & Gamble Co. More

The central mudminnow is widely distributed in the Allegheny system and Lake Erie in western New York, in the Niagara River, along the coastal plain of Lake Ontario, and in the St. Lawrence River system. More

Central mudminnows are a small unique fish that possess the ability to breath air. They do so by utilizing a modified air bladder that acts as a lung. They also can survive dry spells by burrowing into the mud until wet conditions return. More

Central mudminnow: the "mudminnow" is a minnow-sized fish named for its habit of escaping into the soft sediments; "central" refers to its occurrence in central North America Umbra (Um More

central mudminnows survive periods of low water levels by "burrowing" into soft sediments. They can also breathe air. The central mudminnow basically is a bottom feeder. The young's diet is made up of newly hatched snails and clams, copepods, and waterfleas. More

The central mudminnow (Umbra limi Kirtland) was first reported from the Red River basin by Olson (1932), who reported a single specimen from the Buffalo River near Buffalo River State Park (Fig. A52). More

Central Mudminnows occur in quiet areas of streams, sloughs, swamps and other wetlands over mud and debris. Often found in dense vegetation. They tolerate low oxygen levels and extremes water temperature. More

The central mudminnow is a recent addition to New Brunswick's fish fauna. It was likely introduced via the releasing of bait fish by anglers. It has only been confirmed in the Saint John River near Edmundston. More

Distinguishing characteristics: The central mudminnow can be distinguished based on its dark brown mottled or thickly barred color pattern , its terminal mouth lacking a continuous groove between the upper lip and snout, and its positioning of pelvic fins such that most of the More

Common names

Amerikanischer Hundsfisch in German (Deutsch)
Amerikankoitakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Amerikansk hundefisk in Danish (dansk)
Amerikanskaya evdoshka in Russian (русский язык)
central mudminnow in English
Mulawka amerykanska in Polish (polski)
Randig Hundfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
umbre de vase in French (français)
евдошка американская in Russian (русский язык)
林氏荫鱼(泥荫鱼) in Mandarin Chinese
林氏蔭魚(泥蔭魚) in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Esociformes
Family : Umbridae
Genus : Umbra
Species : Umbra limi
Authority : Kirtland, 1840