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Golden Shiner

Image of a Golden Shiner

Notemigonus crysoleucas

Golden Shiner is a habitat generalist ranging from ponds with submerged aquatic vegetation to large rivers. It is native to streams and lakes, except those at higher elevations like Adirondack ponds. Because it is a popular bait fish, it continues to be found in new waters.

Fish atlas map for Golden Shiner.