Streamline chub

The Streamline chub lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

TN00157 STREAMLINE CHUB HYBOBSIS DISSIMILIS Tennessee Animal Biogeographic System TABS = version 12/2002 Taxonomy Status Distribution Habitat Associations Food More

Streamline Chub, Erimystax dissimilis Physical Description: More

The streamline chub is a small slender fish that reaches 4-5 inches in length. Its back is olive-yellow with a white to gold spot at the front and back of the dorsal fin. The sides are silvery with several large dark mid-lateral blotches. More

Thus, the presence of the Streamline Chub within a stream is often an indicator of good water quality. The streamline chub can be distinguished from other chubs by noticing the series of 5 to 11 dark spots along the lateral band. More

Streamline Chub - Erimystax dissimilis minnow_streamline_chub Streamline Chub - Erimystax dissimilis Big Darby Creek - Circleville, Ohio - August 2004 All Images More

Blotched - Sympatric with the streamline chub, with which it can be confused, the blotched chub is a shorter, generally deeper-bodied species characterized by a large eye, a blunt, rounded snout overhanging the upper lip, and a small, inferior mouth. More

Streamline chubs are uncommon and, when encountered, occur in low numbers. This species occurs sympatrically with E. insignis, with which it can be confused. More

Common names

Jelčík skvrnitý in Czech (česky)
streamline chub in English
紡錘鮈鱥 in Mandarin Chinese
纺锤鮈鱥 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Erimystax
Species : Erimystax dissimilis
Authority : Kirtland, 1840