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Goldeye

Hiodon alosoides




First Noted by Expedition
June 11, 1805, above junction of Marias and Missouri Rivers in Chouteau County, Montana.
 

Description
Moderately deep, compressed; bluish above; silvery below. Mouth large, with small, sharp teeth; eye bright golden yellow, very large. Length: to 20 in (51 cm). Weight: to 3.13 lbs (1.4 kg).
 

Habitat
Clear to turbid water in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and quiet backwaters.
 

Range
James Bay drainage, Ontario and Quebec, west to Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories, south to Alberta. Mississippi River system, southeastern Ohio, western Montana, south to northern Alabama and Louisiana.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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