Fathead Minnow Pimephales promelas (Rafinesque, 1820)Non-native    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Actinopterygii   >   Order Cypriniformes   >   Family Cyprinidae   >   Genus Pimephales   

Status:

This central and northern North American species apparently became established via release of fishing bait.

There are 18 records in the project database.

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A Fathead Minnow in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/26/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Fathead Minnow in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/19/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Fathead Minnow in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/19/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A male Fathead Minnow caught in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/20/2013). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Fathead Minnow caught in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/7/2013). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Fathead Minnow caught in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2001). Photo by Alicia Young Conner. (MBP list)

A Fathead Minnow caught in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/16/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Fathead Minnow in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/16/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Fathead Minnow caught in Carroll Co., Maryland (9/1/2019). This color variation (known as the "Rosy Red" morph) is commonly found in pet stores, but may be encountered as released bait/ pets. Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Fathead Minnow caught in Carroll Co., Maryland (9/1/2019). This color variation (known as the "Rosy Red" morph) is commonly found in pet stores, but may be encountered as released bait/ pets. Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)


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