Red shiner

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The Red shiner lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 7.0 - 7.5, dH range: 10 - 20 environment.

Red Shiner, Cyprinella lutrensis Appearance and Identification: · Deep, compressed body with a terminal mouth · Breeding males have tubercles on their head, sides, and fins More

The red shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) is a hardy, widespread minnow native to the middle and southwestern United States and Mexico (Figure 1). More

The red shiner is very aggressive and where introduced may dilute the gene pools of native Cyprinella via hybridization (Mayden 1989; Burkhead 2003). The red shiner is hybridizing with the blacktail shiner C. venusta stigmatura in Alabama (Mettee et al. More

Red shiners are adapted to, and most frequently found in, unstable environments that other species may have difficulty surviving in. This includes intermittent streams and highly disturbed, polluted areas like drainage ditches and certain reservoirs. More

Red shiner; Red river shiner; Wedgespot shiner; Yellowfin shiner; Coastal shiner; Sharpnose shiner; Rosyface shiner; Topeka shiner; Sand shiner; Flagfin shiner; Mimic shiner; Phantom shiner; Blackmouth shiner; Blackchin shiner; Blacknose shiner; Sailfin shiner; Ironcolor shiner; Bridle shiner; River shiner; Bigeye shiner; Ghost shiner; More

Establishment of a forage fish, the red shiner (Notropis lutrensis), in the lower Colorado River system. California Fish and Game 40:287-294. Matthews, W.J. 1987. Geographic variation in Cyprinella lutrensis (Pisces, Cyprinidae) in the United States, with notes on Cyprinella lepida. Copeia (3):616-637. More

Reproductive cycle of the red shiner, Notropis lutrensis, in central Texas and south central Oklahoma. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 108:271-276. Gale, W.F. 1986. Indeterminate fecundity and spawning behavior of captive red shiners - fractions, crevice spawners. More

Red Shiner Cyprinella lutrensis (Notropis lutrensis) = enlarge + Red Shiner More

dispersal of red shiners is expected to severely threaten the diversity and integrity of Southeastern rivers. More

* Invasion Dynamics of Red Shiner in Southeastern Rivers - Invasion Dynamics of Red Shiner in Southeastern Rivers = Seining in a River Objective: Identify landscape, genetic, and behavioral components of red More

A male red shiner (on left, not in breeding colors) and a female red shiner (right photo) on 4/2/03, removed from my 153 gallon pond during cleaning. More

Characteristics: The red shiner is a relatively deep-bodied species with a highly arched back. The head is large and deep, with a pointed snout and large mouth. Breeding males are brightly colored. More

species: red shiner Cyprinella lutrensis (31.3%), plains minnow Hybognathus placitus (28.1%), Red River shiner Notropis bairdi (9.9%), mosquitofish Gambusia affinis (5.4%), plains killifish Fundulus zebrinus (4.7%), emerald shiner Notropis atherinoides (4.5%), Red River pupfish Cyprindon rubrofluviatilis (4. More

Red Shiner - Notropis lutrensis = red shiner Red Shiners are a small shiner that lives throughout most of the central part of the North American continent. More

The red shiner spawns over an extended period of time from spring into fall months, with a peak from early to mid-summer. More

The body of the red shiner is highly compressed; it's snout is blunt and the mouth terminal. Color is tan to olivaceous dorsally, laterally silvery and usually whitish beneath. Males in breeding condition caudal and all lower fins reddened. More

The red shiner spawns over an extended period of time from spring into fall months, with a peak from early to mid-summer. Spawning may occur on riffles, on or near submerged objects, over vegetation beds, or in association with sunfish nests. More

Common names

Amerikanische Rotflossenorfe in German (Deutsch)
Amerikansk rødfinnebarbe in Danish (dansk)
carpita roja in Spanish (español)
Jelčík červenavý in Czech (česky)
Notropis cervenomodrý in Czech (česky)
red shiner in English
Sinihohtaja in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Strevle cervenomodrá in Czech (česky)
Strevlice pestrá in Czech (česky)
卢伦真小鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
盧倫真小鯉 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Cyprinella
Species : Cyprinella lutrensis
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1853