Blacknose Shiner
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Name and Code
Family
Cyprinidae - carps and minnows
Species
Notropis heterolepis
Taxonomic Authority
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1893
Common Name(s)
Blacknose Shiner
French Name
méné à museau noir
OMNR Code
200
Family TSN
163342
Parent TSN
163399
Species TSN
163446
Conservation Status
Global Rank (GRank)
G5 (2015-08-18)
National Rank (NRank)
N5 (2015-08-18)
Provincial Rank (SRank)
S5 (1988-11-22)
COSEWIC Status
none
SARO Status
none
AFS Status
none
Ecological Value
Ontario Origin
native
General Abundance
common
Tolerance
intolerant
Economic Importance
bait fish
Habitat and Feeding
General Habitat(s)
lacustrine; riverine
Environment
benthopelagic
Trophic Class
invertivore/herbivore
Thermal Regime
coolwater
Habitat Preference
clear vegetated lakes and pools of creeks and small rivers with sandy substrates
Reproduction
Reproductive Guild
Nonguarders: Open substratum spawners: Phytophils
Spawning Habitat(s)
lacustrine; riverine
Spawning Season
summer
Spawning Month(s)
June-July
Spawning Temperature (°C)
no data
Fecundity
850-1,420
Nursery Habitat(s)
lacustrine; riverine
Size and Age
Adult Length (cm)
4.4-6.9 TL
Adult Weight (kg)
0.001-0.002
Age at Maturity (yrs)
1
Maximum Length (cm)
10.1 TL
Maximum Weight (kg)
0.00318
Lifespan (yrs)
2-3
Ontario Range Map
Blacknose Shiner range
Ontario Distribution
widespread throughout the province
Photograph
Blacknose Shiner photograph
Notes
moderately intolerant of turbidity; tolerant of low dissolved oxygen
Ontario Records
Record Length (cm)
9.5 TL
Record Weight (kg)
none
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