Notropis chlorocephalus

Notropis chlorocephalus
Greenfin Shiner – Notropis chlorocephalus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeNotropis chlorocephalus(Cope)1870Greenhead Shiner

Notropis chlorocephalus

Unique Characters: Breeding male is red with bright white fins. Snout shorter than the eye. Lower margin of lateral stripe diffuse over anal fin. Restricted to the Catawba basin. Lateral stripe dark anteriorly, passes uninterrupted from caudal fin onto opercle.

Similar Species:

Yellowfin Shiner
Notropis lutipinnis

Notropis sp.
“Piedmont” Shiner”

Redlip Shiner
Notropis chiliticus

Notropis lutipinnis
Yellowfin Shiner –
Notropis lutipinnis
Notropis sp. cf. chlorocephalus
“Piedmont Shiner” –
Notropis sp. “Piedmont” Shiner
Notropis chiliticus
Redlip Shiner – Notropis chiliticus

Yellowfin Shiner Notropis lutipinnis. In North Carolina Yellowfin Shiner only occurs in the Savannah and Little Tennessee basins where the Greenhead Shiner is absent. Breeding male usually has yellow to red fins.

Notropis sp. “Piedmont Shiner”. Restricted to the Broad basin.

Redlip Shiner Notropis chiliticus. Has red lips and black blotches on the sides.

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