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The Highland Shiner, Notropis micropteryx, is a minnow species common in the Green, Cumberland, and Tennessee river drainages and usually inhabits rocky riffles (Eisenhour and Eisenhour 2004). Despite the Highland Shiner's prevalence in this area, little published information exists describing the life history of this minnow species. Although N micropteryx is 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. Population and life cycle fluctuations can also be a reliable indicator of greater ecosystem health.

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Reproductive Cycle of the Highland Shiner (Notropis micropteryx) in Rockcastle County, Kentucky



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