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Common Emerald Shiner

(Notropis alterinoides )

 

Category: Fish

 

 

The emerald shiner belongs to a group of hundreds of species of small, slender, shiny fish known as “shiners.” They are widely distributed in North America, inhabiting large, deep lakes and rivers, and sometimes smaller bodies of water as well. They are commonly used as bait fish and are able to tolerate a wide range of water conditions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_shiner

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Cypriniformes
Family - Cyprinidae
Genus - Notropis
Species - N. atherinoides

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Undersea Conversations…

While it isn’t obvious, fish have ears, and are able to communicate to one another through sounds. They don’t have vocal chords, but instead vibrate their swim bladders, producing popping, grunting, moaning, barking, or chirping noises. While some species of fish, like the goldfish, are silent listeners, there are over 1000 species that are known to vocalize, and some, like the gurnard who are veritable chatterboxes. While we can’t have a conversation with them - at least not yet - it is theorized that they do it to attract mates, frighten away predators or competitors, to synchronize mating, call for help and warn others, or to orient themselves.

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