Notropis spectrunculus (Cope, 1868)
Mirror shiner
Notropis spectrunculus
photo by Burkhead, N.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  7.9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: upper Tennessee River drainage in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia in the USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rocky, sandy, and muddy pools and backwaters of high-gradient creeks and small rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 30.10.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.94

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