Scientific name: Notropis anogenus
Pugnose shiner lives in near-shore areas of Lake Ontario bays, the Saint Lawrence River and the Cayuga Lake region where submerged aquatic vegetation dominates. It has been reported in 1/6th of the state's watersheds. It is extirpated from Cayuga Lake, and in bays of Lake Ontario it has declined in two of the three historic areas. There are more records now than were historic in bays of the Saint Lawrence River. It lives in specialized habitats that are dominated by aquatic vegetation. The species is sensitive to change and is classified as Endangered.