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Tonguetied Minnow
Tonguetied Minnow,  Exoglossum laurae

 
Physical Description: 
	Stocky body, moderate body form
	Dorsal fin origin usually behind pelvic fin 
	Broadly rounded or slightly pointed snout, inferior mouth
	Bumpy, almost triangular upper lip, lower jaw has no lip
	Olive or brown sides
	Pale or yellowish fins, tail and dorsal fins may have red-brown color

Similar species: 
	Cutlips minnow (Exoglossum maxillingua)

Mean body size:
	Adults are 70-135 mm standard length 

Habitat:
	Found in rocky creeks and small rivers 

Distribution in VA:
	New River drainage

Food Habits:  
	Insect larvae and small crustaceans

Reproductive Habits: 
	Mature around age 2 or 3 
	Spawning occurs May to June at water temperatures of 14-21C
	Nests found under banks, logs, and rocks in slow water
	Fecundity is about 1,800 eggs per female 

Population Status, Economic, or Ecological Importance: 
	Some populations are low or extirpated 
	Hybridization occurs with cutlips minnow (Exoglossum maxillingua)

References:       

Jenkins, R.E and N.M. Burkhead. 1993. Freshwater Fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 

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