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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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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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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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Endangered Fish Benefit Landowners

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What's good for rare fish proves a boon for nearby landowners.

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Golden Shiner

Notemigonus crysoleucas
Deep-bodied minnow, back greenish-olive with a faint dusky stripe along the midline. Sides are golden or silvery, and the belly is silvery white. Has a fleshy “keel” along midline of the belly from the anus forward to the pelvic fin bases.

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More than a Minnow

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Topeka shiners need the help of private landowners.

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Red Shiner

Cyprinella lutrensis
The most abundant and widely distributed minnow in the prairie region of north and west Missouri, the red shiner inhabits a variety of habitats, from riffles to quiet pools.

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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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Striped Shiner

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

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