Silver Chub
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Name and Code
Family
Cyprinidae - carps and minnows
Species
Macrhybopsis storeriana
Taxonomic Authority
(Kirtland, 1845)
Common Name(s)
Silver Chub
French Name
méné à grandes écailles
OMNR Code
191
Family TSN
163342
Parent TSN
163863
Species TSN
163870
Conservation Status
Global Rank (GRank)
G5 (2015-08-18)
National Rank (NRank)
N2* (2012-04-24), N3 (2015-08-18)
Provincial Rank (SRank)
S2 (1988-11-22)
COSEWIC Status
Endangered* (May 2012)
SARO Status
Threatened
AFS Status
none
Ecological Value
Ontario Origin
native
General Abundance
rare
Tolerance
intolerant
Economic Importance
forage fish
Habitat and Feeding
General Habitat(s)
lacustrine; riverine
Environment
benthic
Trophic Class
planktivore/invertivore
Thermal Regime
coolwater
Habitat Preference
sandy pools and backwaters of small to large rivers, sandy, gravelly river mouths and silt-bottomed shallows (<20 m) of lakes
Reproduction
Reproductive Guild
Nonguarders: Open substratum spawners: Litho-pelagophils
Spawning Habitat(s)
lacustrine; riverine
Spawning Season
summer
Spawning Month(s)
June-July
Spawning Temperature (°C)
19-23
Fecundity
2,603-12,311
Nursery Habitat(s)
lacustrine; riverine
Size and Age
Adult Length (cm)
10.2-17.9 TL
Adult Weight (kg)
0.01-0.06
Age at Maturity (yrs)
1-2
Maximum Length (cm)
23.1 TL
Maximum Weight (kg)
0.17
Lifespan (yrs)
3 (m); 4 (f)
Ontario Range Map
Silver Chub range
Ontario Distribution
Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, southern Lake Huron
Photograph
Silver Chub photograph
Notes
* - Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations; sensitive to low dissolved oxygen and fluctuating water temperature; use as live bait prohibited
Ontario Records
Record Length (cm)
22.8 TL
Record Weight (kg)
none
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