Notropis oxyrhynchus Hubbs & Bonham, 1951
Sharpnose shiner
photo by Sneegas, G.W.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  9.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: Brazos River and lower portions of large tributaries in Texas, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits sand and gravel runs of medium to large rivers but is less often found in sand or mud bottomed pools (Ref. 5723). Feeds on aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates (71% of diet) detritus, plant material and sand. Batch spawner (Ref. 79012).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 30 July 2012 (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 10.02.94

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