Notropis buccula Cross, 1953
Smalleye shiner
photo by Thomas, C.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  7.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: found in the Brazos River drainage, Texas, USA. Apparently introduced to adjacent Colorado River drainage, Texas.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits sandy, turbid channels of small to large rivers (Ref. 5723). Feeds on insects, primarily dipterans, terrestrial insects, detritus, and plant material (Ref. 79012).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 26 April 2012 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 10.02.94

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