Notropis xaenocephalus (Jordan, 1877)
Coosa shiner
photo by N. Burkhead & H. Jelks

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  7.9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: Coosa and Tallapoosa River systems (Mobile Bay drainage) in southeastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia and eastern Alabama in the USA.
Biology:  Occurs in clear, gravel-bottomed pools and runs, but common in spring-fed streams (Ref. 5723). Also inhabits small creeks and rivers (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 30.10.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.05.94

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