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Ironcolor Shiner

Ironcolor Shiner

Notropis chalybaeus

Ironcolor Shiner occurs in medium-sized streams with submerged aquatic vegetation and is native in 2 of 18 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.