Cyprinella pyrrhomelas (Cope, 1870)
Fieryblack shiner
Cyprinella pyrrhomelas
photo by Cribb, M.T.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Peedee and Santee River drainages in North Carolina and South Carolina, USA. Introduced to Chattooga River (Savannah River drainage) in Georgia, USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rocky runs and pools near riffles of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 November 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.08.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.05.94

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