Notropis scepticus

Notropis scepticus
Sandbar Shiner – Notropis scepticus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeNotropis scepticus(Jordan and Gilbert)1883Sandbar Shiner

Notropis scepticus

Unique Characters: Large, round eye, wider than the snout is long. Black dashes along the downcurved lateral line. Large, terminal, oblique mouth with black pigment on lips. Dorsal fin origin slightly behind anal fin origin. Predorsal profile curves downward above nostrils. Upper margin of lateral stripe higher anteriorly than posteriorly, curves down under dorsal fin.

Similar Species:

Comely Shiner Notropis amoenus. Smaller eye, less wide than the snout is long. Dorsal fin origin posterior to pelvic fin origin. Lacks black dashes along lateral line. Predorsal profile does not curve abruptly downward above nostrils. Upper margin of lateral stripe same height anteriorly as posteriorly, does not curve down under dorsal fin.

Notropis amoenus
Comely Shiner – Notropis amoenus

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