Notropis heterolepis Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1893
Blacknose shiner
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  9.8 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 1 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: Atlantic, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins from Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan in Canada, south to Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas in the USA. Common in some parts of range but disappearing from southern part.
 Biology:  Occurs usually over sand in clear vegetated lakes and pools of creeks and small rivers.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.94

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