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Silverband Shiner
Notropis shumardi

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  • Range: Kansas range map for Silverband Shiner
    Dark Blue = Counties with designated critical habitat
    Light Blue = Historical records
  • Comments: Living in slow-flowing pools of large, turbid rivers, the silverband shiner is a fish of the Missouri and lower Mississippi rivers. It has been documented in Kansas in the Missouri River and may occur in the lower Kansas River. As its name implies, there is a light, silver band on this greenish shiner. Its highly pointed dorsal fin is positioned directly above the pelvic fins. The life history of this fish is relatively unknown but it probably spawns in summer. Habitat changes that occurred after large rivers were dammed and channelized have been detrimental to the population of the silverband shiner and several other large river fish species.

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