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The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.




Notropis harperi
Notropis harperi
(Redeye Chub)
Fishes
Native Transplant

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Notropis harperi Fowler, 1941

Common name: Redeye Chub

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

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).

Native range data for this species provided in part by NatureServe NS logo
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps

Nonindigenous Occurrences:

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.

StateFirst ObservedLast ObservedTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
FL195419541Lower Ochlockonee

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.

Remarks: Swift et al. (1986) listed it as introduced to the Ochlockonee drainage.

Other Resources:
FishBase Summary

Author: Pam Fuller, and Leo Nico

Revision Date: 6/30/2004

Peer Review Date: 6/30/2004

Citation Information:
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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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/30/2023].

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