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Mudminnows

  

Family: Umbridae - Mudminnows

Distribution and Habitat

N=Native, I=Introduced (exotic), X=Extinct, P=Extirpated

Image/Link Scientific Name Common Name Lake Superior Lake Michigan

Lake Huron

Lake Erie Lake Ontario Habitat
mudminnow Umbra limi central mudminnow N N N N N stream/creek/littoral

Table modified from "The Life of the Lakes: A Guide to the Great Lakes Fishery" MI Sea Grant Extension, Michigan State University.

Species Profile

Umbra limi - central mudminnow

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Profile - Fish of Indiana

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Profile - Fishes of Minnesota

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Profile - Inland Fishes of New York

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Tolerant of low oxygen; central mudminnows survive periods of low water levels by "burrowing" into soft sediments. They can also breathe air. The central mudminnow basically is a bottom feeder. The young's diet is made up of newly hatched snails and clams, copepods, and waterfleas. The main foods of the adults are insect larvae, small snails and clams, and sideswimmers. Large mudminnows will occasionally take small fish. Length to 80mm.

central mudminnow drawing
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Inland Fishes of New York

central mudminnow

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Fish of Indiana

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