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Mimic Shiner

Mimic Shiner

Notropis volucellus

Mimic Shiner lives in quieter parts of streams and is often abundant in submerged aquatic vegetation. It is native to ten western and northern watersheds and it has expanded its range to include four additional watersheds. Its expansion since 1977 is greater than all minnow species except fathead minnow.

Fish atlas map for mimic shiner.