New York Natural Heritage Program
Blacknose Shiner
Notropis heterolepis Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1893
Ray-finned Fishes
Blacknose Shiner (Notropis heterolepis)
Family: minnows and carps (Cyprinidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2S3
A State Rarity Rank of S2S3 means: Imperiled or Vulnerable in New York - Very vulnerable to disappearing from New York, or vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors; typically 6 to 80 populations or locations in New York, few individuals, restricted range, few remaining acres (or miles of stream), and/or recent and widespread declines. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The blacknose shiner has a black lateral stripe that extends all the way from the tip of its nose to its tail. It is dependent on aquatic vegetation for forage and nursery habitat.

State Ranking Justification [-]
The blacknose shiner has declined in at least some of the watersheds where it is found in the state although precise trends remain unclear. They may be impacted by land use practices that lead to runoff and siltation, and to the loss of aquatic vegetation.

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