Spotfin shiner

The Spotfin Shiner is a species of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family.

The Spotfin shiner lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Spotfin Shiner (Notropis spilopterus) The spotfin lives in lakes and in small to moderately large creeks. It appears to be quite tolerant of silty and turbid conditions. Breeding males have been collected in the abandoned Erie Canal near Vischer Ferry. More

TN00269 SPOTFIN SHINER NOTROPIS SPILOPTERUS Tennessee Animal Biogeographic System TABS = version 12/2002 Taxonomy Status Distribution Habitat Associations Food More

spotfin shiner as is a species of Cyprinella. References to illustrations are: 01,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10. Type specimens are at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. Other specimens are at: Auburn Univ., Cornell Univ. More

spotfin shiner and produced juvenile spotfins for the market. The research may mark the beginnings of a modest baitfish industry in Ohio. According to the latest U.S. More

A spotfin shiner baitfish, multiple-cycle, breeding system has been developed to initiate large-scale production of spotfin juveniles for research and technical demonstration. More

Male Spotfin Shiner swimming with a Spottail Shiner (on the left) and a Sand Shiner (on the right). Note again the orange fins and white fin edges and fin tips. Female Spotfin Shiner. More

Spotfin Shiner (Notropis spilopterus) Back to the Minnow Family | Back to Fish Images More

The spottail, silver and spotfin shiners can grow to more than four inches long. Most shiners are slender fish, except the common, striped and golden, which are deeper bodied and more robust-looking. More

The spotfin shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera Cope) was listed as Notropis whipplii by Woolman (1896) and Hankinson (1929), who both reported it from the Sheyenne River at Lisbon (Fig A19). More

Distribution of the spotfin shiner in the streams of the Red River of the North basin. More

Spotfin - In Alabama, the spotfin shiner is found widely distributed in the Tennessee River and its tributaries. More

Characteristics: The body of the spotfin shiner is elongate and somewhat compressed. The head is small with a conical, protruding snout and a moderately large, oblique, and terminal mouth. More

Common names

Jelčík skvrnoploutvý in Czech (česky)
méné bleu in French (français)
spotfin shiner in English
斑鰭真小鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
斑鳍真小鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Cyprinella
Species : Cyprinella spiloptera
Authority : Cope, 1867