Notropis bifrenatus

Notropis bifrenatus
Bridle Shiner – Notropis bifrenatus – Neuse
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeNotropis bifrenatus(Cope)1867Bridle Shiner

Notropis bifrenatus

Unique Characters: Dark black lateral stripe that is connected to black spot at base of caudal fin. Stripe continues around the snout. Slightly oblique mouth with some pigment on upper lip. Anal fin base with some pigment. Incomplete lateral line. Currently, restricted to the lower Neuse basin and to one site in the Chowan basin.

Notropis bifrenatus
Bridle Shiner – Notropis bifrenatus NCSM 30364

Similar Species:

Swallowtail Shiner Notropis procne. Black stripe on side but not on snout. Caudal spot disconnected from lateral stripe. Pointed snout and horizontal mouth. Anal fin base heavily pigmented. Complete lateral line.

Notropis procne
Swallowtail Shiner – Miniellus procne – Neuse