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Emerald Shiner

Image of an Emerald Shiner

Notropis atherinoides

Emerald Shiner inhabits larger lowland lakes and streams. In lakes, such as Lake Erie, it is found in midwater habitats. It is found in 16 watersheds. It is absent only from Newark Bay and Long Island. Because it is a popular baitfish, it has been released and has become established in the Atlantic slope watersheds, where it is non-native.

Fish atlas map for Emerald Shiner.