Notropis rubricroceus (Cope, 1868)
Saffron shiner
Notropis rubricroceus
photo by Shattuck, Z.R.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  8.4 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 5 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: mountainous area drained by upper Tennessee River drainage in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, USA; headwaters of Santee and Savannah rivers in North Carolina.
 Biology:  Occurs in bedrock-bottomed and rubble-bottomed pools of clear, fast headwaters, creeks (Ref. 5723) and streams (Ref. 10294).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.05.94

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