BLACKTAIL SHINER Cyprinella venusta
blacktail shiner, cyprinella venusta
3". Colorado County north of Columbus

blacktail shiner, cyprinella venusta
1.5". San Jacinto River @ Rt 150, San Jacinto County

blacktail shiner, cyprinella venusta
1.75". Navasota River @ Hwy 30, Brazos County

blacktail shiner, cyprinella venusta
blacktail shiner, cyprinella venusta

blacktail shiner, cyprinella venusta
Pharyngeal arch with tooth formula 1,4-(4,1). Note some teeth were broken off.

The blacktail shiner is the most common minnow in clear waters in the Houston area.


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