Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Semotilus > Semotilus corporalis

Semotilus corporalis (Windfish; White; Shining dace; Silver chub; Roughnosed chub; Mohawk; Fallfish; Dace; Corporal; Chivin; American chub)

Synonyms: Cheilonemus corporalis; Chilonemus cataractus; Cyprinus bullaris; Cyprinus corporalis; Leuciscus nitidus; Leuciscus pulchellus; Leucosomus rhotheus; Squalius hyalope
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Wikipedia Abstract

The fallfish, Semotilus corporalis, is a freshwater fish, a chub in the family Cyprinidae. It is found in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, where it inhabits streams, rivers, and lake margins. It is fished as a game fish, but opinions vary as to its palatability. As far as a game fish goes, it does put up a good fight. The fallfish tends to be very slimy when held. Also, an audible sucking and gurgling is heard when the fish is out of water.
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Female Maturity [1]  2 years 6 months
Adult Length [1]  20 inches (51 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  Hidden
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (rock-gravel)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Diet [2]  Carnivore, Planktivore, Detritivore
Litter Size [1]  12,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  9 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve 9859505 New York, Vermont, United States  
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Nat'l Military Park National Military Park V 10384 Virginia, United States
Gettysburg National Military Park V 3560 Pennsylvania, United States
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge VI 3161 New Jersey, United States
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site III 861 Pennsylvania, United States
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Manassas National Battlefield Park III 5132 Virginia, United States
New Jersey Pinelands Biosphere Reserve   New Jersey, United States  
Prince William Forest Park 19378 District of Columbia, United States
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site III 139 New Hampshire, United States
Shenandoah National Park II 108221 Virginia, United States
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States


Parasitized by 
Allocreadium lobatum[3]
Clinostomum marginatum[3]
Crassiphiala bulboglossa[3]
Diplostomulum scheuringi <Unverified Name>[3]
Metorchis conjunctus[3]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[3]
Rhabdochona canadensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Tylodelphys scheuringi <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc

Range Map

America, North - Inland waters; Canada; Nearctic; North America: Atlantic Slope from New Brunswick in Canada to James River drainage in Virginia, USA; Hudson Bay, Lake Ontario, and St. Lawrence drainages in Quebec, Ontario in Canada and New York, USA.; St. Lawrence; USA (contiguous states);



Species recognized by , 2014-05-19, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
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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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Range map provided by NatureServe. 2010. Digital Distribution Maps of the Freshwater Fishes in the Conterminous United States. Version 3.0. Arlington, VA. U.S.A.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011