Central Stoneroller
Campostoma anomalum
About This Fish

The Central Stoneroller is widespread from the Great Plains to the Atlantic Coast drainages in northeastern North America. In the Tennessee and Cumberland river drainages, it is restricted to above Cumberland Falls and the Blue Ridge physiographic province. Central Stonerollers live in many different habitats of small creeks to medium rivers. They have a ridge made of cartilage on their lower jaw used to scrape algae off of rocks.


Reisinger, A.J., D.L. Presuma, K.B. Gido, and W.K. Dodds. 2011. Direct and indirect effects of central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) on mesocosm recovery following a flood: can macroconsumers affect denitrification?. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 30(3):840-852. https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/12217/Direct%20and%20indirect%20effects%20of%20central%20-%20publisher's%20PDf.pdf?sequence=1

Landis, J.B., S.P. Hudman, M.J. Grose, G.T. Skalski, and E.O. Wiley. 2009. Characterization of 32 novel microsatellite loci for population and mating system studies using Campostoma anomalum (central stoneroller). Molecular ecology resources. 9:251-254. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02430.x

Waits, E.R., M.J. Bagley, M.J. Blum, F.H. McCormick, and J.M. Lazorchak. 2008. Source–sink dynamics sustain central stonerollers (Campostoma anomalum) in a heavily urbanized catchment. Freshwater Biology. 53(10):2061-2075. https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/download/34166.pdf

Schmidt, R.E., R. Morse, and B. Weatherwax. 2007. First Record of Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) in the Tidal Hudson River. Northeastern Naturalist. 14(3):492-495. https://bioone.org/journals/Northeastern-Naturalist/volume-14/issue-3/1092-6194(2007)14[492:FROCSC]2.0.CO;2/First-Record-of-Central-Stoneroller-span-classgenus-speciesCampostoma-anomalum-span/10.1656/1092-6194(2007)14[492:FROCSC]2.0.CO;2.short

Burger, J., K.R. Campbell, T.S. Campbell, T. Shukla, C. Dixon, and M. Gochfeld. 2005. Use of central stonerollers (Cyprinidae: Campostoma anomalum) from Tennessee as a bioindicator of metal contamination. Environmental monitoring and assessment. 110:171-184 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Todd_Campbell8/publication/7459726_Use_of_Central_Stonerollers_Cyprinidae_Campostoma_anomalum_from_Tennessee_as_a_Bioindicator_of_Metal_Contamination/links/58dba65792851c611dff888d/Use-of-Central-Stonerollers-Cyprinidae-Campostoma-anomalum-from-Tennessee-as-a-Bioindicator-of-Metal-Contamination.pdf

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Schaefer, J. 2001. Riffles as barriers to interpool movement by three cyprinids (Notropis boops, Campostoma anomalum and Cyprinella venusta). Freshwater Biology. 46(3):379-388. https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/ja/ja_schaefer002.pdf

Dimsoski, P., G.P. Toth, and M.J. Bagley. 2000. Microsatellite characterization in central stoneroller Campostoma anomalum (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Molecular Ecology. 9(12):2187-2189. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-294X.2000.105318.x

Sabaj, M.H., E.G. Maurakis, and W.S. Woolcott. 2000. Spawning behaviors in the bluehead chub, Nocomis leptocephalus, river chub, N. micropogon and central stoneroller, Campostoma anomalum. The American Midland Naturalist. 144:187-202. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eugene_Maurakis/publication/232696494_Spawning_Behaviors_in_the_Bluehead_Chub_Nocomis_leptocephalus_River_Chub_N_micropogon_and_Central_Stoneroller_Campostoma_anomalum/links/00463531719c0dd748000000.pdf

Silbiger, R.N., S.A. Christ, A.C. Leonard, M. Garg, D.L. Lattier, S. Dawes, P. Dimsoski, F. McCormick, T. Wessendarp, D.A. Gordon, and A.C. Roth. 1998. Preliminary studies on the population genetics of the central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) from the Great Miami River Basin, Ohio. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 51:481-495. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frank_Mccormick3/publication/227288674_Preliminary_Studies_on_the_Population_Genetics_of_the_Central_Stoneroller_Campostoma_anomalum_from_the_Great_Miami_River_Basin_Ohio/links/570c0f1d08aee0660351ab76.pdf

Silbiger, R.N., S.A. Christ, A.C. Leonard, M. Garg, D.L. Lattier, S. Dawes, P. Dimsoski, F. McCormick, T. Wessendarp, D.A. Gordon, and A.C. Roth. 1998. Preliminary studies on the population genetics of the central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) from the Great Miami River Basin, Ohio. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 51:481-495. http://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/OAS/article/download/5524/5150

Mundahl, N.D., and C.G. Ingersoll. 1989. Home range, movements, and density of the central stoneroller, Campostoma anomalum, in a small Ohio stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 24(4):307-311. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00001405

Matthews, W.J., A.J. Stewart, and M.E. Power. 1987. Grazing fishes as components of North American stream ecosystems: effects of Campostoma anomalum. Community and evolutionary ecology of North American stream fishes. 128-135. http://www.nativefishlab.net/library/textpdf/15200.pdf

Baker, S.C., and F.J. Bulow. 1985. Effects of black-spot disease on the condition of stonerollers Campostoma anomalum. American Midland Naturalist. 198-199.

Power, M.E., and W.J. Matthews. 1983. Algae-grazing minnows (Campostoma anomalum), piscivorous bass (Micropterus spp.), and the distribution of attached algae in a small prairie-margin stream. Oecologia. 60(3):328-332. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00376847

Goodfellow Jr, W.L., R.P. Morgan II, C.H. Hocutt, and J.R. Stauffer Jr. 1982. Electrophoretic analysis of Campostoma anomalum, Rhinichthys cataractae and their F1 offspring. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 10:95-98. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0305197882900588

McKee, P.M., and B.J. Parker. 1982. The distribution, biology, and status of the fishes Campostoma anomalum, Clinostomus elongatus, Notropis photogenis (Cyprinidae), and Fundulus notatus (Cyprinodontidae) in Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 60(6):1347-1358. https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/z82-182#.Xd1AROhKjMQ

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oy, J.E., D.C. Tarter, and H. Franklin. 1978. Gill parasites Octomacrum spinum (Trematoda: Monogenea) and Unicauda sp.(Protozoa: Myxosporidea) from the stoneroller minnow (Campostoma anomalum) in West Virginia. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society. 100-104. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3225688

Gruchy, C.G., R.H. Bowen, and I.M. Gruchy. 1973. First records of the stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) and the blackstripe topminnow (Fundulus notatus) from Canada. Journal of the Fisheries Board of Canada. 30(5):683-684. https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/f73-117

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Rogick, M.D. 1931. Studies on the comparative histology of the digestive tube of certain teleost fishes II. A minnow (Campostoma anomalum). Journal of Morphology. 52(1):1-25. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jmor.1050520102

Kraatz, W.C. 1924. The intestine of the minnow Campostoma anomalum (Rafinesque), with special reference to the development of its coling. The Ohio Journal of Science. 24:265-298. https://kb.osu.edu/bitstream/handle/1811/2250/1/V24N06_265.pdf

Kraatz, W.C. 1923. A study of the food of the minnow Campostoma anomalum. The Ohio Journal of Science. 23:265-283. https://kb.osu.edu/bitstream/handle/1811/2219/1/V23N06_265.pdf