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Blacknose Shiner

Blacknose Shiner

Characteristics

  • State Endangered
  • Small, slender, silvery minnow with large eyes
  • Black crescent-shaped marks form a dark stripe from the tip of the nose to the tail fin, passing through the eye
  • Diet: Aquatic insects, crustaceans, and algae
  • Habitat: Prefer cool, clear streams with deep pools, abundant vegetation and sandy to gravel substrates
  • Distribution: Eastern South Dakota, within tributaries to the Minnesota, Big Sioux, James, and Keya Paha River drainages

 

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