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Spotfin Shiner

Spotfin Shiner

Cyprinella spiloptera

Spotfin Shiner inhabits medium-sized streams and lakes. Its range extends across 16 watersheds but it is not found in Newark Bay, Long Island nor at higher elevations in the Adirondacks. Spotfin Shiner is caught more frequently in streams in recent years than in the 1930s.

Fish atlas map for Spotfin Shiner.