Cyprinella trichroistia, Tricolor shiner

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Cyprinella trichroistia (Jordan & Gilbert, 1878)

Tricolor shiner
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Cyprinella: Latin, cyprinus = carp (Ref. 45335);  trichroistia: From the words tri=three, chro=color and istia=sail (referring to the tricolored dorsal fin of nuptial males) (Ref. 10294).  More on authors: Jordan & Gilbert.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical; 34°N - 32°N

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North America: Alabama River drainage (mostly Coosa and Cahaba River systems) in southeastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia and Alabama, USA; localized in Black Warrior River system, Alabama.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky and sandy runs and pools of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 86798). Feeds on terrestrial insects, aquatic immatures dominated by mayfly nymphs (Ref. 10294).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 17 November 2011

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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