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The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.




Notropis boops
Notropis boops
(Bigeye Shiner)
Fishes
Native Transplant
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Notropis boops Gilbert, 1884

Common name: Bigeye Shiner

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Identification: Trautman (1981); Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Pflieger (1997).

Size: 9 cm.

Native Range: Lake Erie drainage, northwest Ohio; Mississippi River basin from central Ohio to eastern Kansas and south to northern Alabama, northern Louisiana, and southern Oklahoma (Page and Burr 1991).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences:

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 Notropis boops are found here.

StateYear of earliest observationYear of last observationTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
Missouri195519972Lower Gasconade; Lower Missouri
West Virginia199920051Little Kanawha

Table last updated 10/4/2018

† Populations may not be currently present.


Means of Introduction: Probable bait bucket introduction into the Gasconade River during the 1950s and subsequent dispersal (Pflieger 1997).

Status: Established in parts of Missouri outside its native range.

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.

Remarks: No records exist for this species in tributaries of the Missouri River before the 1950s. During the last 30 years it has become abundant and widespread in the Gasconade River drainage and other tributaries of the lower Missouri (Pflieger 1997).

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Author: Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller

Revision Date: 9/4/2013

Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016

Citation Information:
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller, 2019, Notropis boops Gilbert, 1884: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=587, Revision Date: 9/4/2013, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 8/17/2019

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/17/2019].

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