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Ironcolor Shiner

Image of an Ironcolor Shiner

Notropis chalybaeus

Ironcolor Shiner occurs in medium-sized streams with submerged aquatic vegetation. It is native in two watersheds: Delaware and Newark Bay. Its range has contracted. It is now extirpated from Newark Bay, but seems secure in the Neversink portion of the Delaware watershed. It is classified as Special Concern.

Ironcolor shiner fish atlas map.