Notropis bifrenatus (Cope, 1867)
Bridle shiner
photo by Scarola, J.F.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: St. Lawrence-Lake Ontario drainage in Quebec and Ontario in Canada, and New York in the USA; Atlantic Slope drainages from southern Maine, USA to Roanoke River system in southern Virginia, USA; isolated population in lower Neuse River drainage in eastern North Carolina, USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults occur in pond, lakes and sluggish mud-bottomed pools of creeks and small to medium rivers. Often found in vegetation. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Feeds on small crustaceans and insects (Ref. 27549).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 July 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 09.02.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.94

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