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Notropis telescopus  (Cope, 1868)

Telescope shiner
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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);  telescopus: telescopus, far-seeing (referring to the large eye) (Ref. 10294).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?; 39°N - 34°N

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North America: disjunct: Cumberland and Tennessee River drainages in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, USA; Little, St. Francis and White River drainages in Missouri and Arkansas, USA.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10294); common length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky runs and flowing pools, often near riffles, of clear creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on terrestrial and surface insects, and immature benthic insects (Ref. 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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