Whitetail shiner

The Whitetail shiner lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

TN00253 WHITETAIL SHINER NOTROPIS GALACTURUS Tennessee Animal Biogeographic System TABS = version 12/2002 Taxonomy Status Distribution Habitat Associations Food More

The Whitetail Shiner grows up to 6 inches in length, has a slender body, and small eyes. Distinct markings include 2 white areas on the caudal fin and the breeding males has a blue black and side with red color near the anal fin. More

Top: Whitetail shiner parents in a CFI aquarium. Bottom: CFI's captive-propagated logperch juveniles. We had worked with several Cyprinella species and close relatives in the past and suspected that we could produce thousands of whitetail shiners. More

Whitetail shiner (Cyprinella galactura) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. This is a common species of stream fish that's being used for mussel propagation work. More

Characteristics: The whitetail shiner is easily recognized by the two milky white spots at the base of its caudal fin. It is a large species, with a terete, elongate, slightly compressed body. More

Common names

Jelčík běloocasý in Czech (česky)
whitetail shiner in English
乳色真小鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
乳色真小鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Cyprinella
Species : Cyprinella galactura
Authority : Cope, 1868