Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Phenacobius > Phenacobius mirabilis

Phenacobius mirabilis (Suckermouth minnow)

Synonyms: Exoglossum mirabile; Phenacobius teretulus liosternus; Sarcidium scopiferum
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Suckermouth Minnow (Phenacobius mirabilis) is one of the 324 fish species found in Tennessee.
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Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Diet [2]  Detritivore, Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Adult Length [1]  4.7 inches (12 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (gravel-sand)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  2,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  3 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve National Park II 616880 Texas, United States
Land Between the Lakes Biosphere Reserve V 166264 Kentucky, Tennessee, United States
Little River National Wildlife Refuge   Oklahoma, United States
Obed Wild and Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 5268 Tennessee, United States


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus dirus[3]
Bothriocephalus formosus <Unverified Name>[3]

Range Map

America, North - Inland waters; Colorado; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; North America: Mississippi River basin; western Lake Erie drainage in Ohio, USA; isolated populations in Gulf Coast drainages (Sabine Lake in Louisiana and Texas, Galveston Bay in Texas, Colorado River in Texas, upper Pecos River in New Mexico, USA).; Rio Grande; Tennessee; USA (contiguous states);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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