|Eastern Silvery Minnow
Unique Characters: Very long, whorled intestine and black peritoneum. Small, slightly subterminal mouth that is crescent shaped. Prominent lachrymal groove. Sides peppered with many small black specks. Silvery scales easily flake off.
Often confused with members of the genus Notropis, the long intestine and black peritoneum should separate it from all except the exceedingly rare Cape Fear Shiner Notropis mekistocholas, which also has a long intestine and black peritoneum.