Content tagged with "minnow"

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. More

Central Mudminnow Best Management Practices

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

Central Stoneroller

Image of a 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. More

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. More

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. More

Creek Chub

Image of a 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. More

Crystal Darter Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More

Cypress Minnow

Color illustration of 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. More

Cypress Minnow Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri waters to help this endangered species. More

Duskystripe Shiner

Image of a 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. More