Unique Characters: Large anterior lateral scales, those closer to head deeper (more vertically elongate) than wide. Lacks prominent dark crescents on the sides. Dorsal fin slightly rounded. Breeding male develops red edges on the fins.
Crescent Shiner Luxilus cerasinus
Crescent Shiner Luxilus cerasinus. Sides with irregularly blackened scales (crescents). Dorsal fin pointed. Breeding male develops bright raspberry color on head, body, and fins.