RED SHINER Cyprinella lutrensis

red shiner, cyprinella lutrensis
1.5" Male. Brazos River @ I10, Austin County.

red shiner, cyprinella lutrensis
1.5" Brazos River @ I10, Austin County.

red shiner, cyprinella lutrensis
2". Buffalo Bayou @ Hwy 6, Harris County

The following are several photos of adults collected in Buffalo Bayou @ Hwy 6, Harris County.
red shiner, cyprinella lutrensis
red shiner, cyprinella lutrensis
red shiner, cyprinella lutrensis
red shiner, cyprinella lutrensis

The red shiner is adundant in turbid water and is the most common minnow in that environment in the Houston area. I've found that they can be collected in abundance in areas of agitated water. They are also easily collected with minnow traps baited with bread and chicken liver. The location I've found them to be most easily collected is in the Brazos River at I10. They are also easily collected in Buffalo Bayou. They are widespread and can be collected in most locations.


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