Content tagged with "minnow"

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. More

Sabine Shiner Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species. More

Southern Redbelly Dace

Image of a 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. More

Striped Shiner

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

Swamp Darter Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri wetlands to help this endangered species. More

Taillight Shiner

Color illustration of 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. More

Taillight Shiner Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to conserve this endangered species. More

Topeka Shiner

Image of a 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. More

Topeka Shiner Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to conserve this endangered species. More