Notropis atherinoides Rafinesque, 1818
Emerald shiner
Notropis atherinoides
photo by Thomas, C.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 4 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: widely distributed throughout Canada and south to Virginia and Texas, USA.
 Biology:  Adults inhabit lakes and pools and runs of medium to large rivers. Most common in clear water over sand or gravel. Form schools (Ref. 1998). Move to the surface at dusk to feed on microcrustaceans, midge larvae, and algae; descends to deeper waters at daybreak (Ref. 1998). Are preyed upon by birds (gulls, terns, mergansers, cormorants) and fishes (Ref. 1998). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.01.96

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