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Notropis spectrunculus  (Cope, 1868)

Mirror shiner
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Notropis: A misnomer given by Rafinesque to shriveled specimens, with the meaning of "back keel"; from Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335);  spectrunculus: spectrunculus is a diminutive form, from the word spectrum, meaning an image (Ref. 10294).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?; 38°N - 34°N

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North America: upper Tennessee River drainage in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia in the USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10294)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky, sandy, and muddy pools and backwaters of high-gradient creeks and small rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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