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Tennessee Shiner 0005 (1)

Tennessee Shiner

Fish / Notropis leuciodus
Length Up to 3"
Conservation Status
Least Concern

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

Tennessee Shiners are predominately silver in color most the year, but breeding males have bright red coloration all over their head, body and fins. Breeding typically occurs in late spring.

Ohio River Drainage, including the Cumberland and Tennessee river drainages
rocky pools and runs
algae, small aquatic insects
All Animals /


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