Whitemouth shiner

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whitemouth shiner
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Notropis
Species: N. alborus
Binomial name
Notropis alborus
Hubbs & Raney, 1947

The whitemouth shiner (Notropis alborus) is a species of fish in the family Cyprinidae, the carps and minnows. It is native to the eastern United States, where it occurs in the Piedmont in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.[1][2]

The species was described in 1947 from a creek that joins the Deep River in Randolph County, North Carolina.[3]


  1. ^ NatureServe. 2013. Notropis alborus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly. (Eds.) Notropis alborus. FishBase. 2011.
  3. ^ Hubbs, C. L. and E. C. Raney. (1947). Notropis alborus, a new cyprinid fish from North Carolina and Virginia. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology 498, 1-17.