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Swallowtail Shiner

Image of a Swallowtail Shiner

Notropis procne

Swallowtail Shiner occurs in medium-sized streams with clean gravel. There are some records from lakes. It is native to three watersheds and is introduced to the upper Oswego watershed. There is a clear decline in the Susquehanna and a possible decline in the Chemung. Populations have remained stable in the Delaware watershed. It is classified as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

Fish atlas map for the Swallowtail Shiner.