Great Lakes Water Life Photo Gallery - Family: Cyprinidae - Carps and Minnows

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Distribution and Habitat

N = Native, I = Introduced (exotic), X = Extinct, P = Extirpated

Image/Link Scientific Name Common Name Lake Superior Lake Michigan

Lake Huron

Lake Erie Lake Ontario Habitat
Family Cyprinidae carps and minnows            
central stoneroller Campostoma anomalum central stoneroller   N N N N stream/creek
large scale stoneroller Campostoma oligolepis large scale stoneroller   N       stream/creek, tributaries only
goldfish Carassius auratus goldfish   I I I I stream/creek/littoral
redside dace Clinostomus elongatus redside dace   N   N N stream/creek
lake chub Couesius plumbeus lake chub N N N   N stream/creek/river/littoral
grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella grass carp   I   I   river/littoral, tributaries only
satinfin shiner Cyprinella analostana satinfin shiner         N stream/creek, tributaries only
spotfin shiner Cyprinella spilotera spotfin shiner   N N N N stream/creek
common carp Cyprinus carpio common carp I I I I I stream/creek/river/littoral
gravel chub Erimystax x-punctatus gravel chub       N   stream/creek, tributaries only
tonguetied minnow Exoglossum laurae tonguetied minnow         N stream/creek, tributaries only
cutlips minnow Exoglossum maxillingua cutlips minnow         N stream/creek, tributaries only
brassy minnow Hybognathus hankinsonii brassy minnow N N N N N stream/creek, tributaries only
eastern silvery minnow Hybognathus regius eastern silvery minnow         N stream/creek/river
striped shiner Luxilus chrysocephalus striped shiner   N N N N stream/creek
common shiner Luxilus cornutus common shiner N N N N N stream/creek/littoral
redfin shiner Lythrurus umbratilis redfin shiner   N N N N stream/creek, tributaries only
silver chub Macrhybopsis storeriana silver chub       N N river/littoral
pearl dace Margariscus margarita pearl dace N N N N N stream/creek/littoral, tributaries only
hornyhead chub Nocomis biguttatus hornyhead chub N N N N N stream/creek, tributaries only
river chub Nocomis micropogon river chub   N N N N stream/creek, tributaries only
golden shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas golden shiner N N N N N stream/creek/river/littoral
bigeye chub Notropis amblops bigeye chub       N N stream/creek, tributaries only
pugnose shiner Notropis anogenus pugnose shiner   N N N N stream/creek/littoral, tributaries only
emerald shiner Notropis atherinoides emerald shiner N N N N N river/littoral/pelagic
bridle shiner Notropis bifrenatus bridle shiner         N stream/creek/river/littoral
river shiner Notropis blennius river shiner   N       river/littoral/pelagic, tributaries only
  Notropis boops bigeye shiner       P   stream/creek, tributaries only
silverjaw minnow Notropis buccatus silverjaw minnow   N   N   stream/creek, tributaries only
ghost shiner Notropis buchanani ghost shiner     N     stream/creek, tributaries only
ironcolor shiner Notropis chalybaeus ironcolor shiner   N       stream/creek, tributaries only
bigmouth shiner Notropis dorsalis bigmouth shiner N   N N N stream/creek, tributaries only
blackchin shiner Notropis heterodon blackchin shiner N N N N N stream/creek/littoral
blacknose shiner Notropis heterolepis blacknose shiner N N N N N stream/creek/littoral
spottail shiner Notropis hudsonius spottail shiner N N N N N river/littoral
silver shiner Notropis photogenis silver shiner       N   stream/creek, tributaries only
swallowtail shiner Notropis procne swallowtail shiner         N stream/creek/river, tributaries only
rosyface shiner Notropis rubellus rosyface shiner   N N N N stream/creek
sand shiner Notropis stramineus sand shiner N N N N N stream/creek
weed shiner Notropis texanus weed shiner   N N     stream/creek, tributaries only
mimic shiner Notropis volucellus mimic shiner N N N N N stream/creek/river/littoral
pugnose minnow Opsopoeodus emiliae pugnose minnow   N   N   stream/creek/river
suckermouth minnow Phenacobius mirabilis suckermouth minnow       N   stream/creek, tributaries only
northern redbelly dace Phoxinus eos northern redbelly dace N N N N N stream/creek, tributaries only
southern redbelly dace Phoxinus erythrogaster southern redbelly dace   N   N   stream/creek, tributaries only
finescale dace Phoxinus neogaeus finescale dace N N P   N stream/creek/littoral, tributaries only
bluntnose minnow Pimephales notatus bluntnose minnow N N N N N stream/creek/littoral
fathead minnow Pimephales promelas fathead minnow N N N N N stream/creek/littoral
bullhead minnow Pimephales vigilax bullhead minnow   N N     stream/creek, tributaries only
blacknose dace Rhinichthys atratulus blacknose dace N N N N N stream/creek/river
longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae longnose dace N N N N N stream/creek/river/littoral
rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus rudd       I I benthopelagic
creek chub Semotilus atromaculatus creek chub N N N N N stream/creek
fallfish Semotilus corporalis fallfish         N stream/creek
bighead carp Aristichthys nobilis bighead carp           Exotic. Not currently in Great Lakes.

Table modified from "The Life of the Lakes: A Guide to the Great Lakes Fishery" MI Sea Grant Extension, Michigan State University.

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Species Profiles

Campostoma anomalum - central stoneroller

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Food includes algae and diatoms. Length to 15 cm.

stoneroller artwork
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central stoneroller photo

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Additional photos:
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Campostoma oligolepis - large scale stoneroller

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Food includes algae and diatoms. Length to 15 cm.

largescale stoneroller photo

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Carassius auratus - goldfish

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.   Profile - Fish of Indiana
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Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
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GLANSIS

Exotic. Omnivorous. Length to 40 cm.

goldfish drawing

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Goldfish photo

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Additional artwork:
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Additional photos:
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Clinostomus elongatus - redside dace

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Endangered (MI). Length to 3.5 inches.

redside dace drawing
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redside dace photo

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Additional photos:
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Couesius plumbeus - lake chub

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In lakes and cold streams. Omnivorous. Length to 20 cm.

lake chub artwork
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lake chub photo

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Additional photos:
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Ctenopharyngodon idella - grass carp

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Native to Asia; widely introduced in eastern North America, but generally illegal and eradicated in Great Lakes drainage. Feed on vegetation. Size to 50 inches (20 lbs).

grass carp photograss carp skeleton photo

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Cyprinella analostanus - satinfin shiner

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satinfin shiner photo

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Cyprinella spiloptera - spotfin shiner

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1 of 4 spotfin shiner photos in UM collection

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spotfin shiner photo

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spotfin shiner (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Cyprinus carpio - common carp

Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteProfile - WI Sea Grant
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GLANSIS

Native to Asia. U.S. Fish Commission first brought them to North America in the late 1800s as a food fish. Tolerant of silty and turbid environments. A large pest, roiling silty substrates while feeding - eat submerged vegetation and benthos. Length:15 to 22 inches U.S. record is 57 lbs. 13 oz.

carp drawing

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Carp Photo

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Other drawings/artwork:
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Other Photos:
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Erimystax x-punctatus - gravel chub

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology In large creeks and rivers over gravel. Locally extirpated in north. Bottom feeder - Feed on invertebrates and plant debris. Length to 10 cm.

Gravel chub photoyoung of the year gravel chub photo

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Exoglossum laurae - tonguetied minnow

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Eat Insect larvae and small crustaceans. Length to 12 cm.

tonguetied minnow (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Exoglossum maxillingua - cutlips minnow

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1 of 4 cutlips minnow photos in the UM collection

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cutlips minnow (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Hybognathus hankinsoni- brassy minnow

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Most often in bog waters, lakes and ponds. Feed on small invertebrates in bottom ooze. Length to 10 cm.

Brassy minnow art

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male brassy minnow photo

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Additional Photos:
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Hybognathus regius - eastern silvery minnow

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology In larger, quiet waters. Feed on small invertebrates. Length to 15 cm.

eastern silvery minnow photo

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Luxilus chrysocephalus - striped shiner

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology In warm, lowland streams in the N. Feed on invertebrates. Length to 20 cm.

1 of 3 striped shiner photos in the UM collection

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striped shiner (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Luxilus cornutus - common shiner

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Hybridizes with striped shiner. An opportunistic omnivore, which means it eats pretty much whatever it comes across, including both plant and animal items. Diet normally consists of a variety of aquatic insects (both the adults and larvae), filamentous algae, and other higher plant matter. Large common shiners also eat small fish. Length to 30 cm.

common shiner photo

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Lythrurus umbratilis - redfin shiner

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology In sluggish, muddy streams. Spawns over centrarchid nests. Insectivorous. Length to 8 cm.

1 of 5 redfin shiner photos in the UM collection

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redfin shiner photo

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Macrhybopsis storeriana - silver chub

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology In large, sometimes silty, rivers and lakes. Feed on zooplankton, insect larvae and chironomids (planktonic and benthic). Length to 25 cm.

1 of 3 silver cub photos in the UM collection

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silver chub photo

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Margariscus margarita - pearl dace

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1 of 5 photos of pearl dace in the UM collection

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pearl dace photo

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pearl dace (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Nocomis biguttatus - hornyhead chub

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Omnivorous sight-feeders. The young eat mostly waterfleas and other small-crustaceans, small insect larvae (like midges) and some algae. The adults include a lot more plant matter and algae along with larger aquatic insects, crayfish, snails, and small fish. Length to 300 mm (12 in). Males are bigger than females.

hornyhead chub artwork
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hornyhead chub photo

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Additional photos:

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Nocomis micropogon - river chub

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1 of 5 river chub photos in the UM collection

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river chub (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Notemigonus crysoleucas - golden shiner

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Feed on plankton. Length to 25 cm.

gloden shiner drawing

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golden shiner photo

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Additional artwork:
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Additional photos:
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Notropis amblops - bigeye chub (alt - Hybopsis amblops)

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Believed extirpated from MI. Usually in small rivers. Feed on invertebrates. Length to 9 cm.

bigeye chub (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Notropis anogenus - pugnose shiner

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Endangered in MI. Not tolerant of turbidity; an indicator of good water quality. Planktivorous. Length to 6 cm.

pugnose shiner drawing
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pugnose shiner photo

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Additional photos:
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Notropis atherinoides - emerald shiner

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Eat algae and zooplankton. Length to 12 cm.

Emerald shiner drawing

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emerald shiner photo

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Additional artwork:
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Notropis bifrenatus - bridle shiner

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Feed on small invertebrates. Length to 7 cm.

Bridle shiner drawing
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bridle shiner (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Notropis blennius - river shiner

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Feed on invertebrates. Length to 12 cm.

river shiner photo

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Notropis boops - bigeye shiner

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Notropis buccatus - silverjaw minnow

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1 of 4 silverjaw minnow photos in the UM collection

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Notropis buchanani - ghost shiner

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GLANSIS

Insectivorous. Length usually less than 4 cm in Great Lakes waters.

1 of 2 ghost shiner photos in the UM collection

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Additional Images:
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Notropis chalybaeus - ironcolor shiner

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Believed extirpated from MI. Feed on small invertebrates. Length to 8 cm.

1 of 2 ironcolor shiner photos in the UM collection

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Notropis dorsalis - bigmouth shiner

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Bottom feeder using aquatic insects, detritus, and plant material. Length to 9 cm.

bigmouth shiner photo

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1 of 2 bigmouth shiner photos in the UM collection

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Notropis heterodon - blackchin shiner

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Feed on small invertebrates. Length to 8 cm.

blackchin shiner drawing
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1 of 4 blackchin shiner photos in the UM collection

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Additional Photos:
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Notropis heterolepis - blacknose shiner

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Feed on small invertebrates. Length to 9 cm.

blacknose shiner drawing
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blacknose shiner photo

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Notropis hudsonius - spottail shiner

Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteProfile - Madison JASON Wisconsin Sea Grant
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Tolerant of turbidity. Eats aquatic insects and larvae, zooplankton and some plant material. Length to 12 cm.

spottail shiner drawing

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spottail shiner photo

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Additional Artwork:
GLERL Waterlife Photo Gallery
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Additional Photos:
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Notropis photogenis - silver shiner

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1 of 2 silver shiner photos in the UM collection

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silver shiner (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Notropis procne - swallowtail shiner

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Insectivorous. Length to 8 cm.

swallowtail shiner drawing
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swallowtail shiner (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)swallowtail shiner (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

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Notropis rubellus - rosyface shiner

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Inland Fishes of New York
Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Insectivorous. Length to 10 cm.

rosyface shiner drawing
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Inland Fishes of New York

rosyface shiner photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

Additional Photos:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  The Virtual Aquarium at Virginia Tech

 

Notropis stramineus - sand shiner

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Inland Fishes of New York
Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Eats aquatic insects, plant material, crustaceans, and detritus. Length to 8 cm.

sand shiner drawing
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Inland Fishes of New York

sand shiner photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

Additional Photos:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

 

Notropis texanus - weed shiner

Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Believed extirpated from MI. Eats microscopic plants, small insects and their larvae. Length to 8 cm.

1 of 2 weed shiner photos in the UM collection

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

weed shiner photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

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Notropis volucellus - mimic shiner

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Inland Fishes of New York
Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Eats insect larvae, terrestrial insects, and zooplankton. Length to 8 cm.

mimic shiner artwork
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Inland Fishes of New York

mimic shiner photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

Additional Photos:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

 

Opsopoeodus emiliae - pugnose minnow (alt. - Notropis emiliae)

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Endangered in MI. Eats immature aquatic insects, algae, zooplankton, and small crustaceans. Length to 6 cm.

pugnose minnow photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

 

Phenacobius mirabilis - suckermouth minnow

Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database

GLANSIS

Introduced or range expansion into Lake Erie from southern Ohio. Feed on benthos. Length to 8 cm.

suckermouth minnow photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site. Fishes of Minnesota

Additional Images:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database

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Phoxinus eos - northern redbelly dace

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site. - Fishes of Minnesota
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Inland Fishes of New York
Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Most often in or near beds of emergent and floating plants. Northern redbelly dace hybridize (mate with other species) frequently and sometimes they form all female populations. Planktivores, they primarily eat filamentous algae and diatoms. At times they also eat waterfleas and small insect larvae like midges. Length to 8 cm.

northern redbelly dace artwork
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Inland Fishes of New York

northern redbelly dace photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

Additional photos:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

 

Phoxinus erythrogaster - southern redbelly dace

Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Endangered in MI. Omnivorous, mostly plant material and detritus. Length to 8cm.

southern redbelly dace photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

1 of 2 southern redbelly dace photos in the UM collection

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

 

Phoxinus neogaeus - finescale dace

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Inland Fishes of New York
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site. - Fishes of Minnesota

Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Finescale dace mostly eat small invertebrates, like aquatic insects and fingernail clams, but they also eat some algae. Young finescales eat tiny waterfleas, copepods and very small aquatic insects. Length to 10 cm. Finescale dace females grow larger and live longer than males.

finescale dace artwork
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Inland Fishes of New York

finescale dace photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

Additional photos:

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

 

Pimephales notatus - bluntnose minnow

Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Feed on small invertebrates, algae and diatoms. Length to 12 cm.

bluntnose minnow photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

1 of 2 bluntnose minnow photos in the UM gallery

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

 

Pimephales promelas - fathead minnow

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site. - Fishes of Minnesota
Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Tolerant of variable water conditions, but not of competing species. Noted for their ability to withstand low oxygen levels. Opportunist feeder - they eat just about anything that they come across, such as algae, protozoa (like ameba), plant matter, insects (adults and larvae), rotifers, and copepods. Length to 10 cm, males grow bigger than females.

fathead minnow drawing

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  US Fish and Wildlife Service

fathead minnow photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

fathead minnow photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

 

Pimephales vigilax - bullhead minnow

Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Feed on invertebrates. Length to 10 cm.

1 of 2 bullhead minnow photos in the UM collection

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

bullhead minnow photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

 

Rhinichthys atratulus - blacknose dace

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Inland Fishes of New York
Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Feed on aquatic insects. Length to 8 cm.

blacknose dace photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

Additional artwork:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Inland Fishes of New York

Additional Photos:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  The Virtual Aquarium at Virginia Tech

 

Rhinichthys cataractae- longnose dace

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Inland Fishes of New York
Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Insectivorous. Length to 8 cm.

longnose dace drawing
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Inland Fishes of New York

longnose dace photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

Additional photos:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  The Virtual Aquarium at Virginia Tech

 

Scardinius erythrophthalmus - rudd

bird icon indicates a link to a Sea Grant siteFact Sheet - PA Sea Grant
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - Fishbase
bird icon indicates a link to a Sea Grant siteScientific Literature - Clearinghouse
bird icon indicates a link to a Sea Grant siteSGNIS Publications List

GLANSIS

PontoCaspian native widely introduced as a baitfish - first Great Lakes record in Lake Ontario in 1989. May hybridize with native golden shiners. Omnivorous, feeds on invertebrates (including insect larvae and adults) and plants. Length to 48cm.

Rudd photo
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Additional Photos:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database

 

 

Semotilus atromaculatus - creek chub

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Fish of Indiana
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site. - Fishes of Minnesota
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - Inland Fishes of New York
Bird icon indicates a link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteScientific Profile - Fishes of Wisconsin
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Opportunistic feeders - young begin eating small copepods and waterfleas from the water column, but they soon begin foraging in vegetation for larval insects. As they grow, they add a greater variety of aquatic insect larvae, terrestrial (land) insect, and eventually small fish. Length to 30 cm, males larger than females.

Creek chub drawing

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fish of Indiana

creek chub photo

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Fishes of Minnesota

Additional artwork:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  US Fish and Wildlife Service
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Inland Fishes of New York

Additional Photos:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

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Semotilus corporalis - fallfish

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Scientific Profile - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Omnivorous. Length to 22 cm.

fallfish (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)fallfish (photo credit Bob Jenkins and Noel Burkhead)

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  The Virtual Aquarium at Virginia Tech

 

NOT CURRENTLY IN GREAT LAKES BUT IMMINENT INVASION RISK!!

Aristichthys nobilis - bighead carp

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  Profile - USGS Upper Midwest Science Center

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.  US EPA - Asian Carp and the Great Lakes

Omnivorous. Length to 22 cm. Not currently in the Great Lakes.

bighead carp

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