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bleeding shiner

Bleeding Shiner

Luxilus zonatus
Like several other shiners found in clear Ozark streams, male bleeding shiners sport brilliant red during breeding season, especially May and early June. Check your identification by the presence of a dark, crescent bar behind the gill cover, and the dark stripe that abruptly narrows just behind the gill opening.

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Learn how to manage your Missouri ponds to help this endangered species.

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Central Stoneroller

Campostoma pullum
A brownish minnow with small eyes. The lower jaw has a flat, shelflike extension used to scrape algae from rocks. Found statewide; most active during the daytime.

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Common Shiner

Common Shiner

Luxilus cornutus
Princibally found in central and west-central Missouri in short, direct tributaries of the Missouri River, this minnow is very similar to the striped shiner, only it lacks dusty sprinkles of pigment on its chin and (except for breeding males) lacks dark lines on the upper part of its body.

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Common Shiner

Common Shiner

Found mainly in central and west-central Missouri in short, direct tributaries of the Missouri River, this minnow is very similar to the striped shiner, only it lacks dusty sprinkles of pigment on its chin and (except for breeding males) lacks dark lines on the upper part of its body.

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Creek Chub

Semotilus atromaculatus
A slender, fine-scaled minnow with a black blotch at front of the dorsal fin and a black spot at the base of the tail fin. Dark olive back with silvery sides that have greenish or purplish reflections and a thick dusky stripe. Found nearly statewide.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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Color illustration of Cypress Minnow

Cypress Minnow

Hybognathus hayi
Missouri’s Bootheel lowlands are unlike any other place in the state, and many of the animals and plants that live there occur nowhere else within our borders. The cypress minnow, like the habitat it prefers, is in danger of vanishing from Missouri.

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Manage your Missouri waters to help this endangered species.

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Duskystripe Shiner

Luxilus pilsbryi
Dark stripe along midside extending from nose to tail; an iridescent greenish-brown back with a narrow, lighter-colored band above the lateral dark stripe; silvery-white lower side and belly.

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