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Notropis mekistocholas  Snelson, 1971

Cape Fear shiner
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Notropis: A misnomer given by Rafinesque to shriveled specimens, with the meaning of "back keel"; from Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?; 36°N - 35°N

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North America: Cape Fear drainage near Fall Line, Chatham and Harnett counties, North Carolina, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. ); common length : 5.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy and rocky pools and runs of small to medium rivers. Highly specialized detritus and plant eating species. With long coiled dark gut, a feature it shares with no other shiner but Notropis nubilus; dark peritoneum (Ref. 5723).

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Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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