Cyprinella nivea

Whitefin Shiner - Cyprinella nivea
Whitefin Shiner – Cyprinella nivea
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeCyprinella nivea(Cope)1870Whitefin Shiner

Cyprinella nivea

Unique Characters: Slender body with dark lateral stripe on the side. Eight anal fin rays. Subterminal mouth. Usually 35-41 lateral line scales. Predorsal circumferential scales above lateral line ~ 15.

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

Greenfin Shiner
Cyprinella chloristia

Cyprinella chloristia
Greenfin Shiner – Cyprinella chloristia

Greenfin Shiner Cyprinella chloristia. 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.

Satinfin Shiner
Cyprinella analostana

Cyprinella analostana
Satinfin Shiner – Cyprinella analostana

Satinfin Shiner Cyprinella analostana. Nine anal fin rays.

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