Common name: Fieryblack Shiner
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Identification: Menhinick (1991); Page and Burr (1991); another name is Notropis pyrrhomelas.
Size: 11 cm.
Native Range: Pee Dee and Santee river drainages, North Carolina and South Carolina (Page and Burr 1991).
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Cyprinella pyrrhomelas are found here.
Table last updated 9/30/2019
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Most likely the result of a bait bucket release (Johnston et al. 1995).
Status: Reported, probably established, in Savannah River drainage, South Carolina.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
Revision Date: 6/23/2000
Peer Review Date: 6/23/2000
Nico, L., 2020, Cyprinella pyrrhomelas (Cope, 1870): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=519, Revision Date: 6/23/2000, Peer Review Date: 6/23/2000, Access Date: 8/14/2020
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