Redfin Shiner
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Name and Code
Family
Cyprinidae - carps and minnows
Species
Lythrurus umbratilis
Taxonomic Authority
(Girard, 1856)
Common Name(s)
Redfin Shiner
French Name
méné d'ombre
OMNR Code
205
Family TSN
163342
Parent TSN
163846
Species TSN
163861
Conservation Status
Global Rank (GRank)
G5 (1996-09-18)
National Rank (NRank)
N4 (1996-09-05)
Provincial Rank (SRank)
S4 (1988-11-22)
COSEWIC Status
Not at Risk (Apr 1988)
SARO Status
Not at Risk
AFS Status
none
Ecological Value
Ontario Origin
native
General Abundance
uncommon
Tolerance
intermediate
Economic Importance
forage fish
Habitat and Feeding
General Habitat(s)
riverine
Environment
benthopelagic
Trophic Class
invertivore
Thermal Regime
coolwater
Habitat Preference
warm, clear to turbid, quiet to flowing pools of creeks and small to medium rivers with abundant aquatic vegetation and clean cobble, gavel or sand substrates; preferred water temperature 20.5°C
Reproduction
Reproductive Guild
Nonguarders: Open substratum spawners: Lithophils
Spawning Habitat(s)
riverine
Spawning Season
summer
Spawning Month(s)
June-August
Spawning Temperature (°C)
21+
Fecundity
219-887
Nursery Habitat(s)
riverine
Size and Age
Adult Length (cm)
3.8-7.6 TL
Adult Weight (kg)
0.002-0.006
Age at Maturity (yrs)
1
Maximum Length (cm)
9.0 TL
Maximum Weight (kg)
no data
Lifespan (yrs)
2-3
Ontario Range Map
Redfin Shiner range
Ontario Distribution
southern Ontario tributaries of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and rarely Lake Ontario tributaries
Photograph
Redfin Shiner photograph
Notes
exhibits schooling behaviour; often utilizes Green Sunfish nests for spawning; may be expanding its range in Ontario; tolerant of turbidity
Ontario Records
Record Length (cm)
7.3 TL
Record Weight (kg)
none
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