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Labidesthes sicculus (Brook silverside)

Synonyms: Chirostoma sicculum
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Wikipedia Abstract

The brook silverside (Labidesthes sicculus) is a North American species of Neotropical silverside. The brook silverside lives in slow moving rivers and lakes from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi Basin and Gulf Coastal Plains. The brook silverside survives best in clear water with aquatic vegetation. L. sicculus feeds on a diet of copepods, insect larvae, and winged insects. The spawning season of the brook silverside occurs during the spring and early summer.
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Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  4 months
Male Maturity [3]  4 months
Adult Length [1]  5 inches (13 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Phyto-lithophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  785
Maximum Longevity [1]  2 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Middle Missouri United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
St. Lawrence Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Teays - Old Ohio United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve National Park II 616880 Texas, United States
Buffalo National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 59947 Arkansas, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Congaree Swamp National Park II 6095 South Carolina, United States
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge VI 28351 Louisiana, 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
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
Obed Wild and Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 5268 Tennessee, United States
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge IV 38256 Florida, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Saint Croix International Historic Site   Maine, United States
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 20317 South Carolina, 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

Prey / Diet

Chydorus sphaericus[4]
Sida crystallina[4]

Predators

Esox lucius (Jack)[4]
Esox masquinongy (Maskinonge)[4]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[4]
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)[4]
Mycteria americana (Wood Stork)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Allacanthochasmus varius[5]
Diplostomum spathaceum[5]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Range Map

America, North - Inland waters; Canada; Great Lakes; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes (except Lake Superior) and Mississippi River basins from southern Quebec in Canada to eastern Minnesota and south to Louisiana in the USA; from Santee River drainage in South Carolina to Galveston Bay drainage in T; North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes (except Lake Superior) and Mississippi River basins from southern Quebec in Canada to eastern Minnesota and south to Louisiana in the USA; from Santee River drainage in South Carolina to Galveston Bay drainage in Texas, USA.; USA (contiguous states);

Photos

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. 2Myers, 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 3de 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 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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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