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Rosyface Shiner
Rosyface Shiner, Notropis rubellus

 

Physical Description: 
	Slender, elongate shiner
	Somewhat pointed snout
	Medium-sized eye
	Dorsal fin base starts behind the pelvic fin base
	Anal fin edge straight or very slightly concave
	Terminal, medium-sized mouth
	Nuptial males have tubercles on their head and some fins
	Top of the body gray, silvery sides
	Nuptial males have red color behind the cheek and along the lower back half of the body

Similar species: 
	Comely shiner (Notropis amoenus)
	Emerald shiner (Notropis atherinoides)
	Roughhead shiner (Notropis semperasper)

Mean body size:
	Adults are 50-70 mm standard length 

Habitat:
	Warm, clear streams and rivers of moderate gradient 
	Runs and pools over firm and soft substrates
	Intolerant to turbidity and siltation

Distribution in VA:
	AtlAtlantic slope drainages south to the James drainage and the New, Big Sandy, and Tennessee drainages 

Food Habits:  

	Feed on aquatic and terrestrial insects drifting in the water column and benthic organisms

Reproductive Habits: 
	Mature at age 1 or 2 
	Spawning occurs late May to mid-June at water temperatures of 20-28.8C
	Occurs in shallow runs and riffles on gravel or over chub nests
	Fecundity is about 450-1,482 eggs per female 
	Hybridizes naturally with Clinostomus funduloides, Luxilus albeolus, L. chrysocephalus, L. cornutus, Notropis rubricroceus, N. amoenus, and N. volucellus.

Population Status, Economic, or Ecological Importance: 
	Taxonomy uncertain

References:       

Jenkins, R.E and N.M. Burkhead. 1993. Freshwater Fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

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