Moxostoma lacerum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Moxostoma lacerum
Species Authority: (Jordan & Brayton, 1877)
Common Name(s):
English Harelip Sucker
Lagochila lacera Jordan & Brayton, 1877
Taxonomic Notes: Following Eschmeyer (2004) Lagochila lacera was transferred to Moxostoma lacerum.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-08-04
Assessor(s): NatureServe
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
This species is listed as Extinct because it has not been detected for more than 100 years, despite adequate surveys.
1996 Extinct
1996 Extinct
1994 Extinct (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Extinct (IUCN 1990)
1988 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is now Extinct. It was collected between 1859 and 1893; known from five drainages of lower and central Ohio River basin, upper White River drainage of the Ozarks, and Maumee River drainage of Lake Erie basin.
Regionally extinct:
United States
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Population [top]

Population: No extant populations are known to exist.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species apparently preferred medium to large, warm streams of moderate gradient and with relatively low turbidity and silt levels. It probably occurred in slower runs and pools. Deep pools between shoal areas with clear water over a bedrock or rocky bottom in moderate to large streams (Miller et al. 1989).
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species was not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Formerly, the species was common but it is now extinct, probably due to increased turbidity and siltation of habitat resulting from agricultural practices (Miller et al. 1989).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is extinct and does not require protection or management, monitoring, or research action.

Citation: NatureServe 2013. Moxostoma lacerum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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