Common name: Bandfin Shiner
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Identification: Gilbert (1964); Page and Burr (1991); Mettee et al. (1996); Boschung and Mayden (2004). Commonly used name is Notropis zonistius.
Size: 10 cm.
Native Range: Apalachicola River drainage, Georgia, Alabama, Florida; adjacent tributaries of Savannah River, Georgia, Altamaha River, 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 Luxilus zonistius are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown; probable bait bucket release.
Status: Established in Alabama and Georgia. A single collection consisting of ten specimens were taken from the Savannah River drainage in 1953.
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: 6/15/2004
Peer Review Date: 6/15/2004
Nico, L., 2023, Luxilus zonistius Jordan, 1880: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=564, Revision Date: 6/15/2004, Peer Review Date: 6/15/2004, Access Date: 3/27/2023
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