Central Mudminnow


Other Common Names:

Mudminnow, mudfish, dogfish, western mudminnow, Mississippi mudminnow


Scientific Name:

Umbra limi



Average length is 2.4 inches



Upper part of the body is olive-brown in color, mottled throughout, with up to 14 indistinct brown vertical bars on the sides and a prominent dark vertical bar located at the base of the tail, belly is yellow to white and fins are brownish, large scales, can tolerate low oxygen levels


Photo courtesy of

Konrad Schmidt - James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History


Text courtesy of:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Fish and Fishing by James R. Harlan and Everett B. Speaker with James Mayhew; color illustrations by Maynard F. Reece

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker


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