BIOTOPES OF FLORIDA | NOTROPIS PETERSONI | THE COASTAL SHINER

Ryan Crutchfield Biotopes of North America, Uncategorised Leave a Comment

Notropis petersoni, known as the coastal shiner, is endemic to the south-eastern United States where it ranges from North Carolina, through coastal South Carolina and Georgia, throughout Florida, and west through Alabama to Jordan River in Mississippi (Image 1). It can be found in in many different environments including lakes and spring heads, sandy pools, and backwaters of creeks and rivers┬╣ and feeds predominantly on aquatic invertebrates (crustaceans), with plant material in it’s diet being mostly incidental┬▓. N. petersoni has a black stripe along its side which wraps around the snout and often there is another lighter stripe above the …