Common name: Tennessee Shiner
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994).
Size: 8.2 cm.
Native Range: Green, Cumberland, and Tennessee River drainages, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. In Green River drainage, restricted to extreme upper Green and upper Barren systems. Also in extreme upper Savannah River drainage, North Carolina and Georgia, and New River drainage, Virginia and North Carolina (latter may be result of bait bucket introduction) (Page and Burr 1991; see below).
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 leuciodus are found here.
Table last updated 9/28/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown; probable bait bucket releases.
Status: Apparently established in the Chattahoochee River system of Georgia and the New River drainage of North Carolina (and possibly the New River drainage Virginia).
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.
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller
Revision Date: 7/2/2019
Peer Review Date: 1/4/2010
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller, 2023, Notropis leuciodus (Cope, 1868): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=598, Revision Date: 7/2/2019, Peer Review Date: 1/4/2010, Access Date: 9/28/2023
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