Burrhead shiner

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Burrhead shiner
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Notropis
Species: N. asperifrons
Binomial name
Notropis asperifrons
Suttkus & Raney, 1955

The burrhead shiner (Notropis asperifrons) is a species of cyprinid fish. It is endemic to the United States and occurs in the Alabama and Black Warrior River systems in southeastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia, and Alabama, mostly above the Fall Line.[1][2] It grows to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) total length.[2] It can be locally common and occurs in rocky and sandy pools and runs of clear creeks and small rivers, usually on or near bottom.[1]


  1. ^ a b c NatureServe (2013). "Notropis asperifrons". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T202287A18232910. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). "Notropis asperifrons" in FishBase. October 2016 version.