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Bridle Shiner

Bridle Shiner

Notropis bifrenatus

Bridle Shiner lives in near shore areas of lakes and streams with submerged aquatic vegetation and is native to 16 of 18 watersheds. Its status in northern New York watersheds is relatively unchanged but it has declined in western and central watersheds and in the lower Hudson watershed.

Bridle shiner fish atlas map.