First record of the bigeye shiner (Notropis boops) from West Virginia

American Midland Naturalist
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Abstract

We report a population of Bigeye Shiner Notropis boops in the South Fork Hughes River drainage of the Little Kanawha River, West Virginia. A total of 27 individuals of N. boops were collected during five sampling efforts from 1999 to 2005. These specimens represent an addition to the state fauna, a distributional record for the Little Kanawha River, and an eastern range extension for this species on the Appalachian Plateau, West Virginia. Notropis boops in the South Fork Hughes River drainage likely represents a native population.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title First record of the bigeye shiner (Notropis boops) from West Virginia
Series title American Midland Naturalist
DOI 10.1674/0003-0031-172.2.372
Volume 172
Issue 2
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher University of Notre Dame
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Leetown
Description 3 p.
First page 373
Last page 375
Country United States
State West Virginia
Other Geospatial Little Kanawha River, South Fork Hughes River
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