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Mooneye in Alberta (Hiodon Tergisus)

Mooneye

Mooneye Identification

  1. dorsal fin is near the front of the anal fin
  2. ranging from greens and blues to bright silver
  3. large-eyed
  4. fork-tailed

Mooneye Description

Mooneye are closely related to goldeye and are also a secure native species in Alberta. They tend to be scattered across the province in modest numbers and are rarely mentioned due to their close relation to goldeye.

Quick Facts About Mooneye

  • Zones:
  • Diet: insects, crustaceans, fish, frogs, invertebrates
  • Habitat: slow-moving rivers, lakes, ponds
  • Breeding: spring
  • Alberta Record: 1lb 2.5oz
  • Life Span: 13 years
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