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Sabine Shiner

Notropis sabinae
Missouri’s southeastern lowlands are home to a fantastic array of plants and animals found nowhere else in the state. The Sabine shiner is one of them—in Missouri, it’s known only from a short stretch of the Black River in Butler County.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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Southern Redbelly Dace

Phoxinus erythrogaster
Slender minnow with two dusky stripes separated by a broad golden or yellowish stripe along the side. Scales are very small, barely visible to the naked eye. Lives in small creeks and spring branches of the Ozarks where there is permanent flow of cool, clear water and a gravelly or sandy bottom.

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Striped Shiner

Luxilus chrysocephalus
This rather large, deep-bodied minnow inhabits clean, rocky streams, mostly south of the Missouri River.

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Manage your Missouri wetlands to help this endangered species.

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Color illustration of Taillight Shiner

Taillight Shiner

Notropis maculatus
One of the rarest Missouri minnows, the taillight shiner is known only from a few localities in Southeast Missouri—in habitats representing the last remnants of low-gradient streams and swamps that once characterized that region.

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Manage your Missouri streams to conserve this endangered species.

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Topeka Shiner

Notropis topeka
Currently found in only a few Missouri streams, this endangered native minnow has declined precipitously because of environmental pollution, siltation and loss or alteration of habitat.

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Manage your Missouri streams to conserve this endangered species.

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