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Notropis micropteryx, the Highland Shiner, is common in small to large streams of the Cumberland, Tennessee, and upper Green River drainages and usually inhabits rocky riffles. While their population size was assessed as stable by the IUCN in 2012, little is known about the age and growth of this minnow species. Despite being a small fish, attention must be given to its biology, as changes in its abundance are likely to affect other members of its aquatic community.

The goal of this study is to identify the age and growth of N. microptyerx to provide a more thorough understanding of its life history to aid in future conservation efforts to preserve the health of this species.

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Age and Growth of the Highland Shiner (Notropis micropterxy) Rockcastle County, Kentucky



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