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Fish Species Description

Altamaha shiner

Cyprinella xaenura

(Jordan, 1877)

Altamaha shiner Species Photo


Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Alternate Names:

Status: State Threatened, Endemic


Altamaha shiner Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

Occurs in the Ocmulgee and Oconee River Basins primarily above the Fall Line.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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DNR Species Conservation Status Map

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DNR Species Profile

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