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Notropis heterodon  (Cope, 1865)

Blackchin 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 ?; 48°N - 42°N

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North America: southern Quebec, Canada and from Vermont to Minnesota and Iowa in the USA. Mostly restricted to Great Lakes and upper Mississippi River basins but localized in a few Atlantic drainages (St. Lawrence, Hudson, Susquehanna rivers), upper Ohio River basin and Hudson Bay (Red River in Minnesota, USA).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 5.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in clear, vegetated lakes, and in pools and slow runs of creeks and small rivers.

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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