Cyprinella lutrensis  (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Red shiner
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Cyprinella: Latin, cyprinus = carp (Ref. 45335);  lutrensis: From the word lutra, meaning the otter (in reference to the type locality, Otter Creek, Arkansas (Ref. 10294).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20.   Temperate; 15°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672); 44°N - 26°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 4.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 3672)

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North America: Mississippi River basin from southern Wisconsin and eastern Indiana to South Dakota and Wyoming and south to Louisiana, USA; Gulf drainages west of Mississippi River to Rio Grande in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, USA. Widely introduced elsewhere in USA. Also in northern Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits silty, sandy, and rocky pools and runs, sometimes riffles, of creeks and small to medium rivers. Tolerates siltation and high turbidity (Ref. 5723). Feeds on terrestrial and aquatic insects, and algae (Ref. 10294).

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Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00372 - 0.01620), b=3.15 (2.98 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tmax=3; Fec=684).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.