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Fish Species Description

Golden shiner

Notemigonus crysoleucas

(Mitchill, 1814)

golden shiner Species Photo


Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Alternate Names:



golden shiner Region Map


Although this species is native to Georgia, its widespread use as a bait minnow may account for some records.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in all major river basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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