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Description



Size: 13cm

Adult size:2-4 inches
Weight:0.02 pounds
Other description: Live emerald shiners are a bright silvery green with a small mouth which limits them to small food.






Habitat




You can find emerald shiners usually in streams, rivers and lakes and they are sometimes in schools of fish.


Predators and Prey




Typical food: Zooplankton, insect larvae, and small flying insects such as midges.
Predators: The main predators of the Emerald Shiners are humans, terns, gulls and game fish.
Native or Invasive




Yes, the emerald shiners are native to the Champlain Water Basin.




Form vs. Function



The emerald shiners body helps it survive because it is small so fish or birds that would want eat it would most likely not be able to eat it.





Interesting Facts




Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Cypriniformes
Family:Cyprinidae
Genus:Notropis
Species:N. atherinoides
Scientific name:Notropis atherinoides
Weight:0.02 pounds
Age:They can be more than 2 years old
Other names:Buckeyes



Resources







  1. Lake Champlain Basin Program, Retrieved October 21, 2012, from http://www.lcbp.org/fwsum.htm#corm
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Shiner

3.http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/pub189.pdf
4.http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/emeraldshiner/tabid/6624/Default.aspx
5.http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=582
6.http://www.lcbp.org/factsht/FishSpeciesList.pdf
7.http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/OLI/olei-emeraldshiner.htm
8.http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/OLI/emeraldshiner.pdf
9.http://www.bio.txstate.edu/~tbonner/txfishes/notropis%20atherinoides.htm
10.http://archives.buffalorising.com/story/sighting_of_large_schools_of_e