Central Stoneroller
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Name and Code
Cyprinidae - carps and minnows
Campostoma anomalum
Taxonomic Authority
(Rafinesque, 1820)
Common Name(s)
Central Stoneroller
French Name
Family TSN
Parent TSN
Species TSN
Conservation Status
Global Rank (GRank)
G5 (2011-11-24)
National Rank (NRank)
N4 (2011-10-24)
Provincial Rank (SRank)
S4 (2003-11-10)
Not at Risk (Apr 1998)
SARO Status
Not at Risk
AFS Status
Ecological Value
Ontario Origin
General Abundance
Economic Importance
bait fish
Habitat and Feeding
General Habitat(s)
Trophic Class
Thermal Regime
Habitat Preference
pool/riffle/run habitats of small to medium-sized streams with gravel, cobble, rubble and sand substrates; rare in lakes and large rivers; preferred water temperature range 19-27°C
Reproductive Guild
Nonguarders: Brood hiders: Lithophils
Spawning Habitat(s)
Spawning Season
Spawning Month(s)
Spawning Temperature (°C)
Nursery Habitat(s)
Size and Age
Adult Length (cm)
8.3-16.5 TL
Adult Weight (kg)
Age at Maturity (yrs)
Maximum Length (cm)
28.7 TL
Maximum Weight (kg)
Lifespan (yrs)
Ontario Range Map
Central Stoneroller range
Ontario Distribution
southern Ontario including Thames River, Grand River, Niagara River, St. Clair River, Rouge River (introduced), Trent-Severn waterway (introduced), Wye River (introduced), Tay River (introduced), Maitland River, Mill Creek
Central Stoneroller photograph
expanding its range in Ontario through bait-bucket transfer and natural dispersal; tolerant of low dissolved oxygen and fluctuating turbidity
Ontario Records
Record Length (cm)
15.0 TL
Record Weight (kg)
Information Sources
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