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Steelcolor Shiner
Steelcolor Shiner,  Cyprinella whipplei

 

Physical Description: 
	Deep body
	Dorsal fin with convex margin in males, origin above pelvic fin base, posterior part black
	Pointed or slightly rounded snout
	Subterminal mouth
	Top of body olive, silver sides, white belly
	Fins are pale yellow

Similar species: 
	Satinfin shiner (Cyprinella analostana)

Mean body size:
	Adults are 60-115 mm total length 

Habitat:
	Found in warm streams and rivers 

Distribution in VA:
	Native to the Clinch River in the Tennessee drainage

Food Habits:  
	Feed on insects, worms, mites, and small crustaceans

Reproductive Habits: 
	Mature by age 1 or 2 
	Spawning occurs early June to mid-August 
	Spawn near riffles; eggs deposited in crevices around logs and tree roots
	Males defend spawning site, females stay close by
	Fecundity is unknown 

Population Status, Economic, or Ecological Importance: 
	Threatened status in Virginia  

References:       

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


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