Common name: Ozark Shiner
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Identification: Robison and Buchanan (1988); Page and Burr (1991); Pflieger (1997).
Size: 7.5 cm.
Native Range: Above Fall Line in White and Black River systems, Missouri and Arkansas. Formerly in upper St. Francis River drainage, Missouri, but now extirpated (Page and Burr 1991).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
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 ozarcanus are found here.
Table last updated 4/15/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown; possible bait bucket release.
Status: Reported from middle Arkansas River drainage.
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.
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller
Revision Date: 9/28/1999
Peer Review Date: 9/28/1999
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller, 2021, Notropis ozarcanus Meek, 1891: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=605, Revision Date: 9/28/1999, Peer Review Date: 9/28/1999, Access Date: 4/15/2021
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