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

New York State Distribution [-]
Blacknose shiners have been found in most watersheds in the state except for the southeastern ones. They occupy watersheds in the north and west parts of the state including the Allegheny River, Black River, Chemung River, Lake Champlain, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Mohawk River, Oswegatchie River, Oswego River, Raquette River, St. Lawrence River, Susquehanna River, and Upper Hudson River. Their primary range in New York is the periphery of the Adirondacks, western New York, and the southern tier. Historically, they were found in the Genesee River watershed but are now thought to be absent from that area.

Global Distribution [-]
The blacknose shiner occurs across a large range spanning the Atlantic, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River basins from Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan, south to Ohio, Illinois, south-central Missouri, and (formerly) Kansas. They are considered common in some parts of their range (especially Ontario, Michigan, and Wisconsin), but are disappearing from the southern part (Page and Burr 1991).
Best Places to See
• Tributaries of the Oswegatchie River near Heulvelton, NY (St. Lawrence County)
• Upper and Lower Lakes WMA (St. Lawrence County)