Common name: Longnose Shiner
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Mettee et al. (1996).
Size: 6.5 cm.
Native Range: Gulf Slope drainage from Apalachicola River, Georgia and Florida, to Mississippi River, Louisiana (except Mobile Bay); north in Mississippi River basin to Big Black River, Mississippi, and lower Ouachita River drainage, Louisiana (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 Notropis longirostris are found here.
Table last updated 8/2/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown; possible bait bucket introduction. Bart et al. (1994) suggested that Tussahaw Creek may be the point of entry of this species into the Ocmulgee River system and that Lake Jackson is currently preventing its dispersal to other parts of the water system.
Status: Reported from Georgia.
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: 12/5/2003
Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003
Nico, L., 2021, Notropis longirostris (Hay, 1881): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=599, Revision Date: 12/5/2003, Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003, Access Date: 8/2/2021
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