stoneroller

stone·roll·er

 (stōn′rō′lər)
n.
Any of several North American minnows of the genus Campostoma, having a ridge on the lower jaw used for scraping algae from rocks.

[So called because the males move small stones into a pile to build their breeding nests.]

stone•roll•er

(ˈstoʊnˌroʊ lər)

n.
1. an American minnow, Campostoma anomalum, that moves stones as it feeds.
2. any other minnow or sucker with similar habits, as Hypentelium nigricans.
[1795–1805]
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Other fish species such as the cyprinids Scarlet Shiner (Lythrurus fasciolaris), Striped Shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus) and Stoneroller (Campostoma oligolepis) and the centrarchids Spotted Bass (Micropterus punctulatus) and Redbreast Sunfish (Lepomis auritus) were commonly observed and netted in Limestone Creek.
The most common fishes found in pools were bluegill (77%), green sunfish (94%), and rock bass (93%); whereas, in the riffles, central stoneroller (90%), greenside darter (96%), and northern hog sucker (77%) were most common.
7 Clupeidae Gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum -- -- Cyprinidae Central stoneroller Campostoma anomalum 29 50.
This region of Texas has the highest percentage of species of vertebrates of conservation concern, and Alamito Creek alone contains three other species of fish (Campostoma ornatum Mexican stoneroller, Notropis chihuahua Chihuahua shiner; Cyprinodon eximus Conchos pupfish) that are listed as threatened by the state of Texas.
micropogon and central stoneroller, Campostoma anomalum.
At sites where estrogenic activity sufficient to cause potential endocrine disruption is present, specimens of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and largescale stoneroller (Campostoma oligolepis) will be collected and evaluated for biomarkers of endocrine disruption.
For example, the native Rio Grande chub, as well as the nonnative central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum), black bullhead, and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), are present in adjacent canals (Platania, 1991; Cowley et al.
The creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus), silverjaw minnow (Ericymba buccata), and the central stoneroller (Campostoma pullum) were three of the most abundant species in Vigo County as a whole; but they were taken only in low numbers at Prairie Creek in pre vious studies and in the present study.
Combination of records from sampling periods from 1995-2004 show that the dominant species by number included creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) (19%), central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) (14%), and bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus) (9%) (Table 3).
petenense, threadfin shad 6 5 Cyprinidae Campostoma anomalum, central stoneroller 6715 2166 1136 C.
Also, one scientist accurately pointed out an error in the stoneroller (genus Campostoma) plates.
stramineus), bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus), striped shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus), central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum), largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus), johnny darter (Etheostoma nigrum), fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), rainbow darter (Etheostoma caeruleum), bluegill (Lapomis macrochirus), and the orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile).