Satinfin shiner

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Satinfin shiner
Cyprinella analostana.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Cyprinella
Species: C. analostana
Binomial name
Cyprinella analostana
Girard, 1859

Notropis analostanus

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.[1]

This fish is about 7[2] to 9 centimeters long,[1] with a maximum length of 11 centimeters.[2]

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.[1]

This species produces vocalizations that aid in species and sex recognition.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Cyprinella analostana. NatureServe. 2013.
  2. ^ a b Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Cyprinella analostana. FishBase. 2011.

External links[edit]

  • NatureServe. 2013. Cyprinella analostana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 15 November 2013.