Notropis chrosomus (Jordan, 1877)
Rainbow shiner
photo by Bukkems, J.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  8.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: Coosa, Cahaba, Alabama and extreme upper Black Warrior River systems (all Mobile Bay drainage) in northwestern Georgia, Alabama and southeastern Tennessee, USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits gravelly riffles and pools (sometimes sandy pools) of creeks and small rivers (Ref. 5723); also found in springs, and small, clear streams (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.05.94

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