Re: NANFA-- Shiner identifcation

Jeremy Tiemann (
Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:38:58 -0500

I would agree. N. girardi has a small head and eye... the fish in
question does not, similar to N. stramineus. It would help to see
the fins.

>I would vote for sand shiner, Notropis stramineus, rather than
>Arkansas River, N. girardi. The fish pictured is thin like a sand
>shiner, and has few scales (that I could see...) below the lateral
>line, also like a sand shiner compared to Arkansas River shiners. My
>vote might change if I actually saw the fish...
>--Bruce Stallsmith
>Huntsville, AL, US of A

Jeremy Tiemann
Biological Field Assistant
Illinois Natural History Survey
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