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Notropis procne (Swallowtail shiner)

Synonyms: Hybognathus procne
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Wikipedia Abstract

The swallowtail shiner (Notropis procne) is a North American species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It has a slender and long body of about 40–55 mm. The shiner has a pale yellow back with a blue stripe on its silver side. It also has a silvery white belly. Its fins are yellowish and it has a dorsal fin originating above the back half of the pelvic fin base and a tail fin with a black spot at its base. Its snout is either slightly pointed or slightly rounded. The swallowtail shiner lives in warm creeks and in river pools. It is known to live in Virginia in the New River system and near the Atlantic slope. It is often found near plants. The shiner eats insects, worms, mites, microcrustaceans, and algae. Juvenile shiners mature after a year and spawn from mid-May to July when t
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Adult Length [1]  2.756 inches (7 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (gravel-sand)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  2,500
Maximum Longevity [1]  3 years
Diet [2]  Planktivore, Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Appalachian Piedmont United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site III 861 Pennsylvania, United States
New Jersey Pinelands Biosphere Reserve   New Jersey, United States  
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc

Range Map


America, North - Inland waters; Nearctic; North America: Atlantic drainages from Delaware and Susquehanna rivers in New York, USA to Santee River in South Carolina, USA; Lake Ontario drainage in New York.; USA (contiguous states);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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