Cyprinella chloristia

Cyprinella chloristia
Greenfin Shiner – Cyprinella chloristia
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeCyprinella chloristia(Jordan & Brayton)1878Greenfin Shiner

Cyprinella chloristia

Unique Characters: Eight anal fin rays. Robust body. Lateral stripe distinct posteriorly but faint to absent anteriorly. Mouth terminal to slightly subterminal. Usually 33-36 lateral line scales. Predorsal circumferential scales above lateral line ~ 11. Restricted generally to the Catawba and Broad basins.

Similar Species:

All species of Cyprinella have dark pigment on the last 2-4 interradial membranes of the dorsal fin.

Satinfin Shiner
Cyprinella analostana

Whitefin Shiner
Cyprinella nivea

Cyprinella analostana
Satinfin Shiner – Cyprinella analostana

Satinfin Shiner Cyprinella analostana. Nine anal fin rays.

Whitefin Shiner - Cyprinella nivea
Whitefin Shiner – Cyprinella nivea

Whitefin Shiner Cyprinella nivea. More slender body. Complete lateral stripe. Inferior mouth. Usually 35-41 lateral line scales. Predorsal circumferential scales above lateral line ~ 15.

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