Illinois Status Survey of the Redside Dace Clinostomus elongatus: The Newest Addition to the State's Native Fish Fauna

Jeremy S. Tiemann, Mark H. SabajPérez

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Abstract

The redside dace Clinostomus elongatusis a small, laterally compressed cyprinid com-monly found in small streams with moderate to high gradients, clear and cool water, and substrates of clean gravel, sand, or bedrock.Fish surveys in Winnebago County, Illinois, and Rock County, Wisconsin, conducted from 1997-2000 and 2010-2011 discovered the dace at a single site in Illinois in East Fork Raccoon Creek (Pecatonica River –Rock River Drainage).This is the first documented record of this species in Illinois and raises the known total of state native fishes to 192.Based on these surveys, C. elongatusis expected to periodically occur in the Illinois portion of the Raccoon Creek basin, and therefore should be considered a peripheral species in Illinois.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145--452
JournalTransactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science
Volume105
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2012

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