Common name: Redeye Chub
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Mettee et al. (1996).
Size: 6 cm.
Native Range: Below Fall Line in Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from Altamaha River, Georgia, to Escambia River, Alabama; south in Florida to St. Johns and Withlacoochee River drainages (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 harperi are found here.
Table last updated 1/29/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: According to Swift et al. (1977), the Lake Jackson record is probably a bait fish release. Lake Jackson is located near the city of Tallahassee. These researchers noted that at least one Tallahassee bait dealer regularly collects minnows (mostly Notropis petersoni and Notropis harperi) from the Wakulla River (a spring-fed river just south of Tallahassee).
Status: Reported from Florida outside its native range.
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.
Pam Fuller, and Leo Nico
Revision Date: 6/30/2004
Peer Review Date: 6/30/2004
Pam Fuller, and Leo Nico, 2023, Notropis harperi Fowler, 1941: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=595, Revision Date: 6/30/2004, Peer Review Date: 6/30/2004, Access Date: 1/30/2023
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