Common name of Richardsonius balteatus
Common name Redside shiner
Language English
Type AFS
Official trade name No
Rank 1 - (Legal common name (unique))
Country United States (contiguous states)
Ref. Nelson, J.S., E.J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-PĂ©rez, L.T. Findley, C.R. Gilbert, R.N. Lea and J.D. Williams, 2004
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks 'Redside', i.e., with red flanks, alluding to the broad stripe of orange to crimson from the operculum to the anal below the dark lateral band of breeding male specimens of this species (Ref. 1998); 'shiner', i.e., a silvery fish (p. 1086 in Ref. 11978) alluding to the overall silvery coloration of this fish (on sides and ventral portions, Ref. 1998), from prehistoric 'skinan' (p. 474 in Ref. 11979). Also Ref. 276.
Entered by Froese, Rainer
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
Checked by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
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