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. 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.
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