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The Notropis Are Commonly Known as Eastern Shiners and Difficult to Identify Properly

Coastal Shiner-plain jane (Pee Dee River Drainage, North Carolina)

The genus notropis, or the eastern shiners, are around ninety fish species in the minnow (Leuciscidae) family that are notoriously difficult to identify. These “shiners” make up a large portion of the minnow species in eastern streams, even though most people will never know they are there. Avid microanglers will …

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