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Chrosomus eos (Northern redbelly dace; Northern redbelly minnow; Red bellied dace; Redbelly dace)

Synonyms: Chrosomus dakotensis; Phoxinus eos
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Wikipedia Abstract

The northern redbelly dace, Chrosomus eos or Phoxinus eos, is a freshwater cyprinid fish, generally found in lakes and small streams in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. It is one of forty-four species from the minnow and carp family of Cyprinidae in these areas.
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Female Maturity [1]  1 year 6 months
Diet [2]  Planktivore, Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Adult Length [1]  3.1 inches (8 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Phytophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  800
Maximum Longevity [1]  3 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Acadia National Park II 35996 Maine, United States
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve 9859505 New York, Vermont, United States  
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Fathom Five National Marine Park II   Ontario, Canada
Grasslands National Park II 128635 Saskatchewan, Canada
Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve Ib 571799 Michigan, United States
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
North Temperate Lakes LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Wisconsin, United States
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore II 67888 Michigan, United States
Prince Albert National Park II 976762 Saskatchewan, Canada
Pukaskwa National Park II 459860 Ontario, Canada
Saint Croix International Historic Site   Maine, United States
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site III 139 New Hampshire, United States
Voyageurs National Park II 177960 Minnesota, United States
Wood Buffalo National Park II 11038545 Alberta, Canada

Prey / Diet

Bosmina longirostris[3]
Chaoborus punctipennis[3]
Daphnia pulex (Water flea)[3]
Diaphanosoma brachyurum[3]
Holopedium gibberum[3]
Leptodiaptomus siciloides[3]
Microcyclops varicans[3]
Orthocyclops modestus[3]
Tropocyclops prasinus[3]


Umbra limi (Central mudminnow)[3]


Parasitized by 
Cleidodiscus brachus <Unverified Name>[4]
Clinostomum complanatum <Unverified Name>[4]
Clinostomum marginatum[4]
Dactylogyrus chrosomi <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus eos <Unverified Name>[4]
Octomacrum microconfibula[4]
Octomacrum semotili <Unverified Name>[4]
Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilus[4]
Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli[4]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[4]
Rhabdochona canadensis <Unverified Name>[4]
Uvulifer ambloplitis <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Akron Zoological Park
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar


North America: Atlantic, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, upper Mississippi, Missouri and Peace-Mackenzie River drainages from Nova Scotia west to Northwest Territories and British Columbia, Canada; south to northern Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Colorado, USA.;



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
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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