Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Notropis: A misnomer given by Rafinesque to shriveled specimens, with the meaning of "back keel"; from Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335); braytoni: Notropis meaning ridged or keeled back, and braytoni in honor of A.M. Brayton, who traveled with Jordan and Evermann in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina (Ref. 79012). More on author: Jordan, Evermann.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical; 31°N - 26°N
North America: Rio Grande drainage from near mouth upstream to mouth of Rio Conchos and lower Pecos River in Texas, USA. Also in Rio Grande drainage in northern Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723)
Inhabits rocky and sandy channels of large creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723). Feeds on aquatic insects (Ref. 79012).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .