Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Pimephales > Pimephales notatus

Pimephales notatus (Bluntnose minnow)

Synonyms: Hybopsis haematurus; Hybopsis tuditanus; Hyborhynchus superciliosus; Minnilus notatus; Spinicephalus fibulatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

"Bluntnose minnows" is also used for the genus Pimephales as a whole.The bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus) is a species of temperate freshwater fish belonging to the Pimephales genus of the cyprinid family. Its natural geographic range extends from the Great Lakes south along the Mississippi River basin to Louisiana, and east across the Midwestern United States to New York State. The bluntnose is very ubiquitous, and may be the most common freshwater fish in the Eastern U.S.
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Female Maturity [2]  1 year
Diet [1]  Omnivore
Adult Length [2]  4.3 inches (11 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Speleophils (cavity generalist)
Brood Guarder [2]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  4,195
Maximum Longevity [2]  5 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Appalachian Piedmont United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Chesapeake Bay United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Northeast US & Southeast Canada Atlantic Drainages Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Buffalo National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 59947 Arkansas, United States
Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve 9859505 New York, Vermont, United States  
Fathom Five National Marine Park II   Ontario, Canada
Gauley River National Recreation Area V 10157 West Virginia, United States
George WA Carver National Monument V 210 Missouri, United States
Gettysburg National Military Park V 3560 Pennsylvania, United States
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site III 861 Pennsylvania, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Land Between the Lakes Biosphere Reserve V 166264 Kentucky, Tennessee, United States
Little River National Wildlife Refuge   Oklahoma, United States
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park II 51235 Kentucky, United States
Manassas National Battlefield Park III 5132 Virginia, United States
New Jersey Pinelands Biosphere Reserve   New Jersey, United States  
New River Gorge National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 55591 West Virginia, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
North Temperate Lakes LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Wisconsin, United States
Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park 20001 Tennessee, United States
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore II 67888 Michigan, United States
Pipestone National Monument V 326 Minnesota, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States
Saint Croix International Historic Site   Maine, United States
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore II 62563 Michigan, United States
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge VI 25823 Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States
Voyageurs National Park II 177960 Minnesota, United States
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield V   Missouri, United States

Prey / Diet

Acroperus harpae[3]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[3]
Bosmina longirostris[3]
Chydorus sphaericus[3]
Sida crystallina[3]


Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)[3]
Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle)[3]
Chrysemys picta (Painted Turtle)[3]
Esox lucius (Jack)[3]
Esox masquinongy (Maskinonge)[3]
Larus delawarensis (Ring-billed Gull)[3]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[3]
Nerodia sipedon (Northern Water Snake)[3]
Nycticorax nycticorax (Black-crowned Night-Heron)[3]
Quiscalus quiscula (Common Grackle)[3]


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus dirus[4]
Bothriocephalus acheilognathi[4]
Bothriocephalus formosus <Unverified Name>[4]
Centrovarium lobotes <Unverified Name>[4]
Clinostomum marginatum[4]
Crassiphiala bulboglossa[4]
Cryptogonimus chyli[4]
Dactylogyrus bifurcatus <Unverified Name>[4]
Diplostomum flexicaudum[4]
Diplostomum spathaceum[4]
Ligula intestinalis[4]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[4]
Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilus[4]
Plagioporus cooperi <Unverified Name>[4]
Pliovitellaria wisconsinensis <Unverified Name>[4]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[4]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[4]
Uvulifer ambloplitis <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Detroit Zoological Society
John G. Shedd Aquarium
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Toronto Zoo

Range Map

America, North - Inland waters; Canada; Great Lakes; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; North America: Great Lakes, Hudson Bay (Red River) and Mississippi River basins from southern Quebec to southern Manitoba, Canada and south to Louisiana, USA; Atlantic Slope from St. Lawrence River in Quebec to Roanoke River in USA; Gulf Slope from Mobil; North America: Great Lakes, Hudson Bay (Red River) and Mississippi River basins from southern Quebec to southern Manitoba, Canada and south to Louisiana, USA; Atlantic Slope from St. Lawrence River in Quebec to Roanoke River in USA; Gulf Slope from Mobile Bay drainage in Alabama to Mississippi River, USA.; St. Lawrence; USA (contiguous states);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, 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
2Frimpong, 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.
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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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