Specimen Information

Notemigonus crysoleucas
Notemigonus crysoleucas
(Golden Shiner)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID156916
Common NameGolden Shiner
LocalityRio Grande drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameRio Grande
HUC8 Number13000000
Collection Year2003
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased bait
CommentsGolden shiner reproduction in the Rio Grande: I just checked with Gary Garrett who, along with Clark Hubbs and Bob Edwards, does most of the Rio Grande fishes work here. His opinion was the same as my impression of golden shiner in that system. That is, specimens turn up in collections from time to time. Most of these are probably bait bucket releases. There is no confirmation that golden shiner supports reproducing populations in the Rio Grande (but, no evidence it does not). Most likely, golden shiner releases do survive in small numbers and reproduce at limited levels, but this is only an educated guess. Neither TPWD nor others in the area perform larval fish sampling studies, so there is no available information from that aspect . All we can say with certainty is that from time to time golden shiner (a popular and readily-available bait store species) is taken in samples in the Rio Grande.
Record TypePersonal communication


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2021].

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