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Hiodon alosoides (Yellow herring; Winnipeg goldeye; Western goldeye; Weepicheesis; Toothed herring; Shad mooneye; Goldeye)

Synonyms: Amphiodon alosoides; Amphiodon alveoides; Clupea alosoides; Elattonistius chrysopsis; Hiodon chrysopsis; Hiodon clodalis; Hiodon clodalus; Hyodon alosoides; Hyodon chrysopsis
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Wikipedia Abstract

Goldeyes are a freshwater fish found in Canada and the northern United States. They are one of only two remaining species in the family Hiodontidae the other species being the mooneye or Hiodon tergisus. The scientific name means shad-like (alosoides) toothed hyoid (Hiodon, or mooneye family). It is also called Winnipeg goldeye, western goldeye, yellow herring, toothed herring, shad mooneye, la Queche, weepicheesis, or laquaiche aux yeux d’or in French.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  2.09 lbs (946 g)
Female Maturity [1]  4 years
Adult Length [1]  20 inches (52 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Litho-pelagophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  25,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  14 years
Migration [3]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge IV 14642 North Dakota, United States
Land Between the Lakes Biosphere Reserve V 166264 Kentucky, Tennessee, United States
Little River National Wildlife Refuge   Oklahoma, United States
Saint Croix International Historic Site   Maine, United States
Wood Buffalo National Park II 11038545 Alberta, Canada

Prey / Diet

Culaea inconstans (Variable stickleback)[4]
Esox lucius (Jack)[4]
Notropis hudsonius (Sucking carp)[4]
Perca flavescens (Yellow perch)[4]
Percina caprodes (Zebra fish)[4]
Percopsis omiscomaycus (Trout-perch)[4]
Pungitius pungitius (Ninespine stickleback)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Bothriocephalus cuspidatus[5]
Crepidostomum cooperi[4]
Crepidostomum illinoiense <Unverified Name>[5]
Crepidostomum opeongoensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Ligula intestinalis[5]
Paurorhynchus hiodontis[5]
Tanaorhamphus longirostris[4]

Range Map

America, North - Inland waters; Canada; Mackenzie; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; Nelson-Saskatchewan; North America: western Ontario to the Mackenzie River as far down as Aklavik. In the east, it extends southwest below the Great Lakes, through the Ohio and Mississippi River drainages. In the, west it occurs southeast from western Alberta, through east; North America: western Ontario to the Mackenzie River as far down as Aklavik. In the east, it extends southwest below the Great Lakes, through the Ohio and Mississippi River drainages. In the, west it occurs southeast from western Alberta, through eastern Montana and Wyoming, to Oklahoma.; USA (contiguous states);

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Citations

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. 2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 3Myers, 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 animaldiversity.org 4Jorrit 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. 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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