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Swallowtail Shiner

Swallowtail Shiner

Notropis procne

Swallowtail Shiner occurs in medium-sized streams with clean gravel and there are some records from lakes. It is native to three of 18 watersheds and is introduced to the upper Oswego watershed. There is a clear decline in the Susquehanna, a possible decline in the Chemung, but 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.