Notropis megalops (Girard, 1856)

West Texas shiner



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Conway & Kim, 2016)



Texas, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Girard, C. F. (1856). Researches upon the cyprinoid fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of the United States, west of the Mississippi Valley, from speci-mens in the museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 8: 165-213.

Other references:

Conway, Kevin W. and Kim, Daemin. (2016). Redescription of the Texas Shiner Notropis amabilis from the southwestern United States and northern Mexico with the reinstatement of N. megalops (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 26(4): 305-340, 17 figs., 4 tabs.


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