Common name: Yellowfin Shiner
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Identification: Menhinick (1991); Page and Burr (1991). According to Wood and Mayden (1992), N. lutipinnis is composed of several different forms.
Size: 7.5 cm.
Native Range: Atlantic and Gulf Slopes from Santee River, North Carolina, to Altamaha River, Georgia (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 lutipinnis are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown; possible bait bucket releases.
Status: Established in Georgia and North Carolina. Johnston et al. (1995) noted that the species appears to be expanding its range and abundance in the Tennessee River drainage.
Impact of Introduction: N. lutipinnis has a documented negative influence on the foraging behavior and success of rosyside dace (Clinostomus funduloides) in Coweeta Creek, North Carolina through interspecific competition (Hazelton and Grossman 2009)
References: (click for full references)
Burkhead, N.M., S.J. Walsh, B.J. Freeman, and J.D. Williams. 1997. Status and restoration of the Etowah River, an imperiled southern Appalachian ecosystem, p. 375-444 in
G.W. Benz and D.E. Collins (eds). Aquatic Fauna in Perile: The Southeastern Perspective.Special Publication 1, Southeast Aquatic Research Institute, Lenz Design & Communications, Decatur, Ga.
Hazelton, P.D. and G.D. Grossman. 2009. Turbidity, velocity and interspecific interactions affect foraging behaviour of rosyside dace (Clinostomus funduloides) and yellowfin shiners (Notropis lutippinis). Ecology of Freshwater Fish 18: 427-436.
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller
Revision Date: 2/3/2011
Peer Review Date: 2/3/2011
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller, 2023, Notropis lutipinnis (Jordan and Brayton, 1878): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=602, Revision Date: 2/3/2011, Peer Review Date: 2/3/2011, Access Date: 5/28/2023
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