Golden Shiner

Golden Shiner, artwork by Duane Raver
Duane Raver



With a dark green or olive back and a silvery-white underbelly, the golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas) is the sole member of its genus.


Typically between 7.5 and 12.5 cm (3.0 and 4.9 in) long, it has been known to reach lengths of 30 cm (12 in).


Found in lakes and ponds due to its preference for quiet waters.

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