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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Cyprinella

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Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Cyprinella alvarezdelvillari
[Tepehuan shiner]



North America
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Cyprinella analostana Girard, 1859

Photo by Photo by Shattuck, Z.R.
 
Cyprinella analostana
[Satinfin shiner]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Cyprinella bocagrande
[Largemouth shiner]



North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cyprinella caerulea (Jordan, 1877)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cyprinella caerulea
[Blue shiner]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cyprinella callisema
[Ocmulgee shiner]



North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cyprinella callistia (Jordan, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Burkhead, N.
 
Cyprinella callistia
[Alabama shiner]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cyprinella callitaenia
[Bluestripe shiner]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Cyprinella camura
[Bluntface shiner]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Cyprinella chloristia
[Greenfin shiner]
No picture found


 
Cyprinella eurystoma
[]



North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Cyprinella formosa (Girard, 1856)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cyprinella formosa
[Beautiful shiner]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cyprinella galactura (Cope, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Awai, M.
 
Cyprinella galactura
[Whitetail shiner]
No picture found


 
Cyprinella garmani
[Gibbous shiner]



North America
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Cyprinella gibbsi (Howell & Williams, 1971)

Photo by Photo by Burkhead, N.
 
Cyprinella gibbsi
[Tallapoosa shiner]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.7 cm TL

 
Cyprinella labrosa
[Thicklip chub]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Cyprinella leedsi
[Bannerfin shiner]



North America
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Cyprinella lepida Girard, 1856

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Cyprinella lepida
[Plateau shiner]



North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Cyprinella lutrensis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Cyprinella lutrensis
[Red shiner]



North America
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Cyprinella monacha (Cope, 1868)

Photo by Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins
 
Cyprinella monacha
[Spotfin chub]



North America
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Cyprinella nivea (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Coleman, P.S.
 
Cyprinella nivea
[Whitefin shiner]
No picture found


 
Cyprinella panarcys
[Conchos shiner]



North and Central America
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Cyprinella proserpina (Girard, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Shattuck, Z.R.
 
Cyprinella proserpina
[Proserpine shiner]



North America
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Cyprinella pyrrhomelas (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Cribb, M.T.
 
Cyprinella pyrrhomelas
[Fieryblack shiner]



North America

Cyprinella rutila (Girard, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Arguiropulos, M.
 
Cyprinella rutila
[Mexican red shiner]



North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cyprinella spiloptera (Cope, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Dextrase, A.
 
Cyprinella spiloptera
[Spotfin shiner]
No picture found


 
Cyprinella stigmatura
[]



North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cyprinella trichroistia (Jordan & Gilbert, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Cyprinella trichroistia
[Tricolor shiner]



North America
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Cyprinella venusta Girard, 1856

Photo by Photo by Casten, L.
 
Cyprinella venusta
[Blacktail shiner]



North America
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Cyprinella whipplei Girard, 1856

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cyprinella whipplei
[Steelcolor shiner]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Cyprinella xaenura
[Altamaha shiner]



North America

Cyprinella xanthicara (Minckley & Lytle, 1969)

Photo by Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Cyprinella xanthicara
[Cuatro Cienegas shiner]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Cyprinella zanema
[Santee chub]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cyprinella alvarezdelvillari Tepehuan shiner Central America 4.4 SL 1994
Cyprinella analostana Satinfin shiner North America 11 TL 1859
Cyprinella bocagrande Largemouth shiner North America 4.1 SL 1982
Cyprinella caerulea Blue shiner North America 10 TL 1877
Cyprinella callisema Ocmulgee shiner North America 9 TL 1877
Cyprinella callistia Alabama shiner North America 13 TL 1877
Cyprinella callitaenia Bluestripe shiner North America 9 TL 1956
Cyprinella camura Bluntface shiner North America 15 TL 1884
Cyprinella chloristia Greenfin shiner North America 7.5 TL 1878
Cyprinella eurystoma North America 1877
Cyprinella formosa Beautiful shiner North America 9 TL 1856
Cyprinella galactura Whitetail shiner North America 15 TL 1868
Cyprinella garmani Gibbous shiner North America 1885
Cyprinella gibbsi Tallapoosa shiner North America 9.5 TL 1971
Cyprinella labrosa Thicklip chub North America 6.7 TL 1870
Cyprinella leedsi Bannerfin shiner North America 10 TL 1942
Cyprinella lepida Plateau shiner North America 7.5 TL 1856
Cyprinella lutrensis Red shiner North America 9 TL 1853
Cyprinella monacha Spotfin chub North America 11 TL 1868
Cyprinella nivea Whitefin shiner North America 8.5 TL 1870
Cyprinella panarcys Conchos shiner Central America 1978
Cyprinella proserpina Proserpine shiner North and Central America 7.5 TL 1856
Cyprinella pyrrhomelas Fieryblack shiner North America 11 TL 1870
Cyprinella rutila Mexican red shiner North America 1856
Cyprinella spiloptera Spotfin shiner North America 12 TL 1867
Cyprinella stigmatura North America 1877
Cyprinella trichroistia Tricolor shiner North America 10 TL 1878
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail shiner North America 19 TL 1856
Cyprinella whipplei Steelcolor shiner North America 16 TL 1856
Cyprinella xaenura Altamaha shiner North America 11 TL 1877
Cyprinella xanthicara Cuatro Cienegas shiner North America 1969
Cyprinella zanema Santee chub North America 7.5 TL 1878



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