Sharpnose Shiner (Notropis oxyrhynchus)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
- States/US Territories in which the Sharpnose Shiner, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Texas
- US Counties in which the Sharpnose Shiner, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|2014-08-04||Southwest Region (Region 2)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|2015-03-04||Recovery Outline for Sharpnose Shiner and Smalleye Shiner||View Implementation Progress||Outline|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|2014-08-04||79 FR 45241 45271||Designation of Critical Habitat for Sharpnose Shiner and Smalleye Shiner||Final Rule||Final designated|
|2013-08-06||78 FR 47612 47635||Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sharpnose Shiner and Smalleye Shiner||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Sharpnose Shiner.
» Life History
Wide, shallow, flowing waters generally less than half a meter deep (1.6 ft) with sandy substrates, which are found in mainstem rivers in the arid prairie region of Texas. (Cited from Brazos River Shiners 2013 SSA, p. ii)
Broadcast-spawn eggs and sperm into open water asynchronously (fish not spawning at the same time) from April through September during periods of low flow and synchronously (many fish spawning at the same time) during periods of elevated streamflow. Their eggs are semi-buoyant and remain suspended one or two days in flowing water as they develop into larvae. Larval fish remain suspended in the flowing water column an additional two to three days as they develop into free-swimming juvenile fish. (Cited from Brazos River Shiners 2013 SSA, p. ii)
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