Luxilus cardinalis (Mayden, 1988)
Cardinal shiner
Luxilus cardinalis
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Arkansas River drainage in southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, eastern Kansas and eastern Oklahoma, USA; and Red River drainage in southeastern Oklahoma, where probably introduced.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rocky runs, riffles, and flowing pools of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 86798). Oviparous (Ref. 205), probably nest spawners like congeners.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.05.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.08.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.05.94

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