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Blacktail shiner

Cyprinella venusta

Girard, 1856

blacktail shiner Species Photo


Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Alternate Names:



blacktail shiner Region Map


It is uncertain whether the Ocmulgee (Altamaha) population of C. venusta is native or introduced.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Suwannee, and Ocmulgee River Basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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