Lythrurus atrapiculus (Snelson, 1972)
Blacktip shiner
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Apalachicola (including upper Flint River), Choctawhatchee, Yellow and Escambia river drainages in western Georgia, southeastern Alabama and Florida, USA. Introduced into Old Town Creek (Tallapoosa River system), Bullock County in Alabama. Above Fall Line only in Apalachicola drainage.
Biology:  Inhabits sand- and gravel-bottomed pools, sometimes runs, of headwaters, creeks and small rivers (Ref. 86798). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.08.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.05.94

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