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20220510 Tellico River 16 - Saffron shiners

Saffron Shiner

Fish / Notropis rubricroceus
Length 2.4"
Conservation Status
Least Concern

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

As the common name suggests, Saffron Shiners have orange bodies during the breeding season, as well as yellow fins and a gold stripe along their body.

upper Tennessee River Drainage in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as two adjacent Atlantic Coast drainages
bedrock and rocky pools of headwater streams and creeks
insects, worms, plants and algae
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