Notropis blennius (Girard, 1856)
River shiner
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 4 years
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: Hudson Bay basin from Manitoba to Alberta, Canada (absent in eastern Kansas) and south through Red River in Minnesota and North Dakota, USA. Mississippi River basin from Wisconsin and Minnesota south to Gulf; occurs as far east as West Virginia and as far west as eastern Colorado, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits pools and main channels of medium to large rivers, usually over sand and gravel (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on cladocerans and a variety of immature aquatic insects (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (123251)
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. - 17.05.94

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