Very common in Québec, one of our main features are single discreet little barbs on our face on either side of the maxilla. In addition, our nose extends beyond our upper lip quite distinctly. Usually brown or beige, we present quite dark, small, scattered spots.
We breed from spring to early summer; females lay eggs which are immediately fertilized by the males. We then leave the eggs to themselves, unattended.
As mentioned, we are very common in the waters of Québec. If the habitat is suitable, we are there!
Between 7 and 12 cm
Rivers characterized by medium current, clear water and rocky bottoms
Aquatic insect lavae, black flies and other small invertebrates