Notropis chiliticus

Notropis chiliticus
Redlip Shiner – Notropis chiliticus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeNotropis chiliticus(Cope)1870Redlip Shiner

Notropis chiliticus

Unique Characters: Bright red lips. Scattered black blotches on sides. Darkly outlined scales absent below the lateral line. Small, pale spot at the beginning and end of the dorsal fin base. Melanophores extending more than one-quarter of the height of the dorsal fin. Dark humeral bar behind head.

Similar Species:

Greenhead Shiner Notropis chlorocephalus, Yellowfin Shiner Notropis lutipinnis, and Notropis sp. ‚ÄúPiedmont” Shiner. No red on lips or scattered black blotches on sides. Dark humeral bar behind head absent.

Notropis chlorocephalus
Greenhead Shiner – Notropis chlorocephalus – Catawba
Notropis lutipinnis
Yellowfin Shiner – Notropis lutipinnis
Notropis sp. cf. chlorocephalus
‘Piedmont Shiner’ – Notropis sp. “Piedmont” Shiner

Saffron Shiner Notropis rubricroceus. Lacks black blotches on the sides. Darkly outlined scales below the lateral line. Melanophores extending only slightly beyond the base of the dorsal fin.

Notropis rubricroceus
Saffron Shiner – Notropis rubricroceus