Notropis buchanani Meek, 1896
Ghost shiner
photo by Lyons, J.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  6.4 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 2 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: Mississippi River basin from Pennsylvania, USA to New Brunswick in Canada, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and from Minnesota and Wisconsin south to Alabama and Louisiana, USA; Calcasieu River in Louisiana, USA to Rio Grande in Texas in USA and Mexico.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Occurs usually over sand in quiet pools and backwaters of small to large rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Spawns over sluggish riffles composed of sand or fine gravel (Ref. 79012).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.05.94

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