The satinfin shiner (Cyprinella analostana) is a species of fish in the family Cyprinidae, the carps and minnows. It is native to the eastern United States, where its distribution extends from New York to South Carolina. It is a common fish and not considered threatened.
It is a freshwater fish that inhabits rivers and creeks, sometimes entering pools and riffles, and found from headwaters to areas near tidal influence. It eats insects, especially flies and mayflies. Spawning occurs in spring and summer, with individuals spawning several times over a season. The eggs are laid in cracks and crevices, under rocks, and on tree roots and wood debris. The male guards them until the young emerge in about one to two weeks, depending on temperature. The lifespan of the species is 3 to 4 years.
- NatureServe. 2013. Cyprinella analostana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 15 November 2013.
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