Central stoneroller

female central stonerollers are similar in appearance to those of the largescale stoneroller, Campostoma oligolepis. central stoneroller, nuptial male Nuptial male, C. oligolepis Photograph by Richard T. Bryant and Wayne C. Starnes. All rights reserved under applicable copyright law. More

more abundant cyprinids, the central stoneroller is common in most fish collections (Harlan et al. 1987). Habitat Affinities: The central stoneroller occurs in a variety of habitats ranging from very small streams to large rivers (Etnier and Starnes 1993). More

Central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum), a minnow that feeds on algae in small streams. Photo by Ray Drenner. More

density of the central stoneroller, Campostoma anomalum, in a small Ohio stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes 24(4):307-311. Page, L.M., and B.M. Burr. 1991. A Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America, north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 pp. More

Size of Central StonerollerTypically, the central stoneroller lives in small streams in riffle areas (shallow water where the flow is broken by the stones and gravel on the streambed). It feeds at the bottom on tiny plants, insect larvae and mollusks. More

The Central stoneroller is widely distributed through central and eastern streams of the United States and is often very abundant locally. It inhabits the rocky bottoms of riffles and pools in small streams to medium size rivers. More

The central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum Rafinesque) was not collected by early investigators in the Red River basin. Cox (1897) listed it as present but not common in the Minnesota and Pomme de Terre rivers. The first report from the Red River basin was by O. More

Campostoma anomalum (Rafinesque), the central stoneroller, was first reported from the Red River basin by O. Kalin, University of North Dakota (UND), from the Forest River on August 6, 1960 (Nordlie et al. 1961) (Figure A17). More

Features: The Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) lives in medium to small- sized streams where it scrapes algae off the bottom with its specialized mouth. Sometimes called a "stream cow", it can dramatically alter the flora and fauna of a stream where it occurs in abundance. More

Ontario Central Stoneroller Distribution North American Central Stoneroller Distribution Modified from: Holm and Crossman 1997 Modified from: McAllister 1987a - ROM This page has been produced in partnership between More

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Campostoma
Species : Campostoma anomalum
Authority : Rafinesque, 1820