Occurs almost anywhere in its range but most common in clear rocky streams (Ref. 3814, 10294); also inhabits large rivers, reservoirs and glacial lakes to the north. Feeds on algae, detritus, entomostraca, and immature insects, especially midge larvae and pupae (Ref. 10294).
- 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
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