Cyprinella lutrensis (Baird & Girard, 1853)
Red shiner
Cyprinella lutrensis
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 3 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 7 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20
Distribution:  North America: Mississippi River basin from soutwestern Wisconsin and eastern Indiana to Wyoming and south to Louisiana, USA; Gulf drainages west of Mississippi River to Rio Grande in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, USA. Widely introduced elsewhere in USA. Also in northern Mexico.
Biology:  Inhabits silty, sandy, and rocky pools and runs, sometimes riffles, of creeks and small to medium rivers. Can tolerate siltation and high turbidity (Ref. 5723, 86798). Feeds on terrestrial and aquatic insects, and algae (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 November 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.08.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.05.94

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