Common name: Mirror Shiner
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994). Maximum size: 7.5 cm.
Native Range: Upper Tennessee River drainage, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia (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 spectrunculus are found here.
Table last updated 9/26/2022
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown, possible bait bucket release (but see Remarks section).
Status: Established in North and 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.
References: (click for full references)
Rohde, F. C., R. G. Arndt, J. W. Foltz, and J. M. Quattro. 2009. Freshwater Fishes of South Carolina. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC. 430 pp.
Revision Date: 7/2/2019
Peer Review Date: 1/4/2010
Nico, L., 2022, Notropis spectrunculus (Cope, 1868): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=611, Revision Date: 7/2/2019, Peer Review Date: 1/4/2010, Access Date: 9/26/2022
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