Adults inhabit clean, clear gravel riffles and runs of small rivers. Ammocoetes occur in quiet water over sand, silt and debris. Non-parasitic, the adults and possibly the larger ammocoetes in the resting stage do not feed (Ref. 1998).
- Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3814&speccode=2595