Common name: Rosyface Shiner
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Identification: Becker (1983), Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993), Jenkins and Burkhead (1994); Pflieger (1997). Notropis rubellus represents a species complex (Humphries and Cashner 1994; Gilbert 1998).
Size: 9 cm.
Native Range: Atlantic Slope from St. Lawrence River drainage, Quebec, to James River drainage, Virginia; Great Lakes, Hudson Bay) Red River, and Mississippi River basins from Quebec to Manitoba, and south to North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, and Oklahoma (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 rubellus are found here.
Table last updated 9/30/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown. Possible bait bucket releases.
Status: Reported in Connecticut; no recent collections known (Whitworth 1996). Reported from Delaware 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: 12/5/2003
Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller, 2023, Notropis rubellus (Agassiz, 1850): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=608, Revision Date: 12/5/2003, Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003, Access Date: 10/1/2023
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