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Pugnose Shiner (Notropis anogenus)


Overview

Overview

Pugnose Shiner (Notropis anogenus), a fish listed as Threatened in Wisconsin, prefers weedy shoals of glacial lakes and low-gradient streams over bottoms of mud, sand, cobble, silt, and clay. Spawning occurs from mid-May through July.

State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Pugnose Shiner (Notropis anogenus). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Documented locations of Notropis anogenus in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusTHR
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2
Global RankG3
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


A guidance document is not available at this time. Use the information from the other tabs and contact local biologists, as needed, to develop management and avoidance strategies.

Photos/Video

Photos


Pugnose Shiner

Side view of a juvenile: Juveniles are similar to adults, but the lateral stripe can be very faint in some live specimens, it becomes more obvious if specimen is preserved.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Side view of a breeder: Breeders are similar to non-breeders, but develop minute tubercles on the head (not shown) and intense pigment.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up head of pugnose, blackchin, and blacknose shiners: Notice the differences in mouth shape and lateral stripe.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Comparison of pugnose, blackchin, and blacknose shines: Notice the differences in mouth shape and lateral stripe.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up head region: Notice the lateral stripe, the pigment on the snout and lips; the mouth is superior.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Anterior dorsal view: Notice that the dorsal scales are outlined in pigment.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up mouth: Notice that the mouth is superior--almost vertical.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up flank: The lateral stripe has a straight upper margin.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up anal fin: There are 8 anal fin rays.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Alternative view of the head region.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up mouth and snout.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up pectoral fin.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Alternative side view.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up dorsal fin.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up pelvic fin.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Head-on view adult.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Bottom view adult.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up anal fin.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Side view adult.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Side view adult.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Side view adult.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Top view adult.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up flank.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up head.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.

Pugnose Shiner

Close-up tail.

Photo by John Lyons, WDNR.


Wildlife Action Plan

Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan graphic

Natural community (habitat) associations

The table below lists the natural communities that are associated with Pugnose Shiner. Only natural communities for which Pugnose Shiner is "high" (score=3) or "moderate" (score=2) associated are shown. See the key to association scores for complete definitions. Please see the Wildlife Action Plan to learn how this information was developed.

Ecological landscape associations

The table below lists the ecological landscape association scores for Pugnose Shiner. The scores correspond to the map (3=High, 2=Moderate, 1=Low, 0=None). For more information, please see the Wildlife Action Plan.

This map shows the probability of Pugnose Shiner occurring in each of Wisconsin's Ecological Landscapes.  Actual scores can be found in the table to the left.


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Landscape-Community combinations of highest ecological priority*

Ecological priorities are the combinations of natural communities and ecological landscapes that provide Wisconsin's best opportunities to conserve important habitats for a given Species of Greatest Conservation Need. The 10 highest scoring combinations are considered ecological priorities and are listed below. More than 10 combinations are listed if multiple combinations tied for 10th place. For more information, please see the Wildlife Action Plan.


* Ecological priority score is a relative measure that is not meant for comparison between species. This score does not consider socio-economical factors that may dictate protection and/or management priorities differently than those determined solely by ecological analysis. Further, a low ecological priority score does not imply that management or preservation should not occur on a site if there are important reasons for doing so locally.

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Issues/threats and conservation actions

Conservation actions respond to issues or threats, which adversely affect species of greatest conservation need (SGCN) or their habitats. Besides actions such as restoring wetlands or planting resilient tree species in northern communities, research, surveys and monitoring are also among conservation actions described in the WWAP because lack of information can threaten our ability to successfully preserve and care for natural resources.

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Last revised: Thursday, May 04, 2017