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Etymology/Derivation of Scientific Name
Teeth count: No enlarged teeth (Hubbs et al 1991).
External morphology: Pectoral fin length about equal to distance from front of the eye to opercular membrane; lower jaw with one or more barbels (Hubbs et al 1991).
Distribution (Native and Introduced)
U.S. distribution: Known from Massachusetts to Mexico (Hubbs et al 1991)
Texas distribution: Found in most of the bays and estuaries in the state and are frequently taken in the lower reaches of coastal streams (Hubbs et al 1991)
Abundance/Conservation status (Federal, State, NGO)
Age at maturation:
Phylogeny and morphologically similar fishes
Commercial or Environmental Importance
Hubbs, C., R. J. Edwards, and G. P. Garrett. 1991. An annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification of species. Texas Journal of Science, Supplement 43(4):1-56