|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Leuciscidae||Cyprinella galactura||(Cope)||1868||Whitetail Shiner|
Unique Characters: Two large clear to creamy white areas located at the base of the caudal fin. Mouth is subterminal and slightly oblique. Slender body.
All species of Cyprinella have dark pigment on the last 2-4 interradial membranes of the dorsal fin. No other Cyprinella in North Carolina has the two clear areas on the base of the caudal fin.