Silverside shiner

The silverside shiner (Notropis candidus) is a species of cyprinid fish.[2][3] It is endemic to the southern United States and occurs in the Mobile Basin in Alabama and Mississippi. It occurs in sand-gravel runs of medium to large rivers.[1] It lives in small schools, escaping to deeper water when disturbed.[4] It grows to 11 cm (4.3 in) total length, although is commonly only half of that size.[3]

Silverside shiner
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Leuciscidae
Subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Genus: Notropis
N. candidus
Binomial name
Notropis candidus
Suttkus, 1980


  1. ^ a b NatureServe (2013). "Notropis candidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T202294A18236436. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T202294A18236436.en.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke (eds) (4 January 2016). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 25 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Notropis candidus" in FishBase. October 2015 version.
  4. ^ Robert Jay Goldstein, Rodney W. Harper, Richard Edwards: American Aquarium Fishes. Texas A&M University Press 2000, ISBN 978-0-89096-880-2, p. 90 (restricted online copy, p. 90, at Google Books)