Golden Shiner

Golden Shiner, artwork by Duane Raver
Duane Raver

Category
Fish

Description

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

Size

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).

Habitat

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

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