Western silvery minnow

The Western silvery minnow lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

Western Silvery Minnow - Hybognathus argyritis * Western Silvery Minnow Black-and-White Plate * Western Silvery Minnow Photograph Global Rank: G4 State Rank: S4 Agency Status USFWS: none More

minnow is so similar to the western silvery minnow that the two can only be told apart after making a dissection and examining a certain bone in the head. Diagnostic CharacteristicsOverall, the plains minnow is very silvery; the back is dusky or yellowish-olive, and the underside is white. More

Western silvery minnow-Hybognathus argyritis - Native: Yes State Rank: S1 ITIS Code: 163362 National Rank: N4 More

The Western Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus argyritis) is a member of the Minnow family, Cyprinidae, and has the following characteristics: * Yellow with silver sides, a white belly and a faint, broad, mid-dorsal stripe * Elongated More

The Western silvery minnow has an elongated body with a stout narrow section just before the tail. Its head is short, blunt and triangular, with a rounded snout that hangs over its mouth. More

Western Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus argyritis ) GIF - species photo gif-species map Note: If you have a photo of this species that you feel would be appropriate for this resource, please contact us at npwrc@usgs.gov. More

Although the plains and western silvery minnow occur at the same localities, they tend to be segregated ecologically; the plains minnow predominates in the river channel where there is a sandy bottom More

In Canada, the Western Silvery Minnow is found in the Milk River. These minnows are silvery-yellow and are 7 to 13 cm (3 to 5 inches) in length. They are generally found in shallow pools and backwaters of large prairie streams where they eat by scraping bottom "ooze". More

Common names

Jeleček stříbřitý in Czech (česky)
western silvery minnow in English
西方突頜魚 in Mandarin Chinese
西方突頜魚 in Unknown
西方突颌鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
西方突颌鱼 in Unknown

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Hybognathus
Species : Hybognathus argyritis
Authority : Girard, 1856