Notropis sp. Piedmont Shiner

Notropis sp. cf. chlorocephalus
‘Piedmont Shiner’ – Notropis sp. “Piedmont” Shiner
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeNotropis sp. “Piedmont” Shiner

Notropis sp. “Piedmont” Shiner

Unique Characters: Lateral stripe dark anteriorly, passes uninterrupted from caudal fin onto opercle. Breeding male has yellow to yellow+white pelvic fins. Restricted to the Broad basin.

Similar Species:

Greenhead Shiner
Notropis chlorocephalus

Redlip Shiner
Notropis chiliticus

Notropis chlorocephalus
Greenhead Shiner – Notropis chlorocephalus – Catawba
Notropis chiliticus
Redlip Shiner – Notropis chiliticus

Greenhead Shiner Notropis chlorocephalus. Breeding males with white fins. Restricted to the Catawba basin.

Redlip Shiner Notropis chiliticus. 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.