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Spottail Shiner in Alberta (Notropis Hudsonius)

Spottail Shiner

Spottail Shiner Identification

  1. large prominent spot at the base of the tail, dorsal, and anal fins
  2. dorsal fin, set directly over the pelvic fins
  3. dorsal and anal fins are more deeply falcate

Spottail Shiner Description

Spottail shiner are not a game fish of Alberta but showed up on the 2006 Alberta stock report. Only to a few locations, its presence is insignificant and not valuable to anglers.

Quick Facts About Spottail Shiner

  • Zones:
  • Diet: plankton, insects, algae, fish eggs
  • Habitat: bottom sand, gravel, rivers, shores of lakes
  • Breeding: late spring, early summer
  • Life Span: 5 years