Eastern silvery minnow
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The eastern silvery minnow (Hybognathus regius) is a freshwater fish. They are characterized by their lack of barbels. In appearance, they are similar to shiners, but the lower jaw is crescent-shaped rather than U-shaped and there is a secondary loop in the gut, which is sometimes visible through the body wall of preserved specimen.
|Eastern silvery minnow|
|Drawing of Hybognathus regius|
The eastern silvery minnow has more angulate fins than the other members of the genus Hybognathus. The dorsal margin is more concave. Its scales have a radius of 10–12 mm. It has circuli with sharp angles at the basal corners of the scale. Its head is pointed. They grow to be about 6 inches in length at maximum.
- "The Inland Fishes of New York State." C. Lavett Smith.
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