Greenhead shiner

Greenhead Shiner is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Notropis.

The Greenhead shiner lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

greenhead shiner Notropis chlorocephalus (Cope) and yellowfin shiner Notropis lutipinnis (Jordan and Brayton) (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from North Carolina and South Carolina, U.S.A Auteur(s) / Author(s) CLOUTMAN Donald G. More

>that the greenhead shiner was a distinct species while (big surpise) the >yellowfin was composed of 3 diagnosible units (=yellowfin) and 2 >undescribed entities (Santee and Pee Dee populations). More

greenhead shiner, Notropis chlorocephalus. The fish you saw in color, if you saw them in NC, were most likely these fish or the as yet undescribed "Piedmont" shiner that is sort of an intergrade between the two found over in the Broad River drainage. More

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The fish are known as Greenhead Shiner, Notropis chlorocephalus. The breeding males have bright white fins. They are common in the Catawba River Basin which is where Phillips Creek (Caldwell County) is located. Please keep comments on topic. More

Common names

greenhead shiner in English
Jeleček zelenohlavý in Czech (česky)
綠頭美洲鱥 in Mandarin Chinese
绿头美洲鱥 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Notropis
Species : Notropis chlorocephalus
Authority : Cope, 1870