New York Natural Heritage Program
Blacknose Shiner
Notropis heterolepis Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1893
Ray-finned Fishes

Habitat [-]
The blacknose shiner occurs in creeks, small rivers, ponds, and in the shallower areas of lakes with aquatic vegetation. It typically inhabits clear, cool waters, usually over sand, and is tolerant of the oxygen depletion that occurs in lakes during winter (Becker 1983). They likely spawn in sandy areas as well (Becker 1983).