Eastern mudminnow

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Eastern mudminnow
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Esociformes
Family: Umbridae
Genus: Umbra
Species: U. pygmaea
Binomial name
Umbra pygmaea
(DeKay, 1842)

The eastern mudminnow, Umbra pygmaea, is a freshwater fish native to eastern North America, reaching a length of up to 15 cm. It ranges from New York south to Florida, and west to Georgia. It has also been introduced to Europe.[1] It is an elongated, stout-bodied fish, brown or yellow-green in color, with dark, narrow, lateral stripes. It is generally found in still or slow-moving waters, often in dense vegetation. It feeds primarily on insect larvae and other small aquatic invertebrates.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Umbra pygmaea" in FishBase. April 2008 version.