Notropis topeka (Gilbert, 1884)
Topeka shiner
photo by Sneegas, G.W.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  7.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 3 years
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: Mississippi River basin in the USA from southern Minnesota and southeastern South Dakota south to central Missouri and southern Kansas (in Arkansas River drainage).
Biology:  Inhabits quiet gravel-bottomed and sand-bottomed pools of headwaters and creeks.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 July 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.94

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