The emerald shiner (Notropis atherinoides) is one of hundreds of small, silvery, slender fish known as shiners. The identifying characteristic of the emerald shiner is the silvery emerald color on its sides. It can grow to 3.5 inches in length and is found across North America from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, commonly in large, deep lakes and rivers, though sometimes in smaller bodies of water as well. It feeds on small organisms such as zooplankton and insects, congregating in large groups near the surface of the water. It is a quite common fish and is often used as a bait fish.
Fall Diets of Red-Breasted Merganser (Mergus Serrator) and Walleye (Sander Vitreus) in Sandusky Bay and Adjacent Waters of Western Lake Erie
Jan 01, 2008; ABSTRACT.- Although published studies indicate the contrary, there is concern among many sport anglers that migrating...