Re: NANFA-- Paint Rock, mountain shiner

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 31 May 2001 10:16:07 -0400

>At 8:16 AM -0400 5/31/01, Roselawn Museum wrote:
>I regretted not taking pictures of
> >the mountain shiners. Their blue heads are a sight to behold.
>Hmm, mountain shiner, does anyone know the Latin name for that?
>Columbus Ohio USA <))><
'Tis _Lythrurus lirus_. An interesting shiner, more slender and rounder than
other _Lythrurus_ species and only found in cool, clear highland streams
like Estill Fork.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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