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Alabama Shiner 6 (1)

Alabama Shiner

Fish / Cyprinella callistia
Length Up to 5"
Conservation Status
Least Concern

This species will be viewable in our new Ridges to Rivers gallery, opening Spring 2023 in the River Journey building!

Alabama Shiners have the largest breeding tubercles, horny projections on their head and body used in spawning, of any species in the genus Cyprinella. Like other members of its genus, Alabama Shiners have diamond-shaped scales and spawn in crevices.

Mobile Basin in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee, especially in upland areas
rocky riffles and the heads of pools of creeks and rivers
aquatic insects
Alabama Shiners
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