Notropis lutipinnis

Notropis lutipinnis
Yellowfin Shiner – Notropis lutipinnis
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeNotropis lutipinnis(Jordan and Brayton)1878Yellowfin Shiner

Notropis lutipinnis

Unique Characters: In North Carolina the Yellowfin Shiner occurs only in the Savannah and Little Tennessee (introduced) basins where the Greenhead Shiner and “Piedmont” Shiner are absent. Breeding male usually has yellow to red fins. Scales below lateral line weakly outlined. Faint humeral bar. Lateral stripe extends onto the head. Lateral stripe dark anteriorly, passes uninterrupted from caudal fin onto opercle. Lower margin of lateral stripe on the same level on opercle as on cheek.

Similar Species:

Saffron Shiner
Notropis rubricroceus

“Piedmont” Shiner
Notropis sp. “Piedmont” Shiner

Notropis rubricroceus
Saffron Shiner – Notropis rubricroceus
Notropis sp. cf. chlorocephalus
“Piedmont” Shiner – Notropis sp. “Piedmont” Shiner

Saffron Shiner Notropis rubricroceus. Scales below the lateral line darkly outlined. Dark humeral bar. Lateral stripe does not extend onto head.

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