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Saffron Shiner
Saffron Shiner, Notropis rubricroceus

 

Physical Description: 
	Somewhat deep body
	Dorsal fin origin above back half of pelvic fin base 
	Medium-sized eye
	Narrow, rounded snout, subterminal mouth
	Elongate spot at base of tail fin
	Dark side stripe on back half of body
	Olive back, silver sides, white belly
	Fins pale except for black mark on tail fin
	Breeding males bright red with blue stripe on the side

Similar species: 
	Redlip shiner (Notropis chiliticus) 

Mean body size:
	Adults are 40-60 mm standard length 

Habitat:
	Clear, cold, rocky creeks and streams 

Distribution in VA:
	Tennessee drainage; possibly introduced into the New drainage

Food Habits:  
	Insects, worms, spiders, plants, and algae 

Reproductive Habits: 
	Mature in 1 to 2 years 
	Spawning occurs mid-May to late July in water 16.1-30C
	Spawn over chub nests
	Also, may spawn in gravel runs without nests
	Fecundity is 445-1,174 eggs per female 

Population Status, Economic, or Ecological Importance: 
	May be extirpated from the Powell River

References:       

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

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