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Black Jumprock
Black Jumprock,  Scartomyzon cervinus

 
Physical Description: 
ˇ	Elongate, blotchy, striped sucker
ˇ	Black-tipped or black-edged dorsal and tail fins
ˇ	Dorsal fin edge straight or slightly convex
ˇ	Top of the head convex
ˇ	Inferior mouth
ˇ	Smallish lips, halves of lower lip form a crescent

Similar species: 
ˇ	Bigeye jumprock (Scartomyzon ariommus)

Mean body size:
ˇ	Adults are 85-155 mm standard length 

Habitat:
ˇ	Swift current in warm, moderate-gradient creeks and rivers over rubble, boulder, and bedrock

Distribution in VA:
ˇ	New, James, Chowan, and Roanoke drainages. 
ˇ	Probably introduced to the James and New drainages

Food Habits:  
ˇ	Aquatic insect larvae, water mites, and some algae and detritus

Reproductive Habits: 
ˇ	Many spawn at age 2
ˇ	Females usually larger than males
ˇ	Spawning in mid- to late spring at 14-23ēC

Population Status, Economic, or Ecological Importance: 
ˇ	Used as bait fish for warmwater species

References:       

Jenkins, R.E and N.M. Burkhead. 1993. Freshwater Fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
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