New York Natural Heritage Program
Swallowtail Shiner
Notropis procne (Cope, 1865)
Ray-finned Fishes

Habitat [-]
Swallowtail shiner are typically found in upland streams, small river, (Smith 1985) and occasionally in lakes (Carlson et al. 2016). Spawning occurs in riffles that are 4 to 12 in deep (Smith 1985). This species is tolerant of turbidity and sandy substrates, but avoids deep pools and swift rapids. Schools of fish are usually observed near the bottom.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Confined river
    The aquatic community of relatively large, fast flowing sections of streams with a moderate to gentle gradient.