tennessee shiner

Scientific name Notropis leuciodus
Descriptor Cope
Year of description 1868
IUCN category LC
Family Leuciscidae
Genus Notropis
Notropis leuciodus Notropis leuciodus

Introduction

Notropis leuciodus, commonly known as tennessee shiner, is a fresh water fish from the North America.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm

How to recognize the tennessee shiner ?

The tennessee shiner measures between 6 and 8 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The tennessee shiner is a fish living in shoals naturally found at mid-depth. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The tennessee shiner is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    5 - 25 °C
  • gh (hardness)
    3 - 15
  • Flow
    Strong and Medium

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

The tennessee shiner prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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