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Telescope Shiner-Barren River System, Kentucky This fish was photographed and released during a survey in Southern Kentucky  Geotagged,Notropis telescopus,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Telescope Shiner-Barren River System, Kentucky

This fish was photographed and released during a survey in Southern Kentucky

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  1. Welcome to JungleDragon!

    I must say...your shots are FANTASTIC. We look forward to seeing more from you in the near future!! If you need any help navigating the site, please contact any of the moderators (notice the eye symbol by our names on our profiles).

    Also, could you please include a geotag/location (there is a button to the right)?
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you Lisa! I'm very glad I stumbled upon the site. I'll be sure to at geo references to all of the photos I've posted so far later today! Posted 2 months ago
  2. Fantastic! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 2 months ago
  3. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:
    "The Telescope Shiner (Notropis telescopus) is a species of freshwater fish within the class Actinopterygii (the ray-finned fishes) and the family Cyprinidae. It ranges from 50 to 105 mm in length and has a slightly compressed body. Its back is marked by a dark predorsal stripe and three jagged parallel stripes. The common name "Telescope Shiner" is in reference to the prominent eyes which are a definite focal point of this fish's morphology.

    The Telescope Shiner is distributed throughout Cumberland and Tennessee River drainages (in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia) and can also be found in the White and Black River systems in Arkansas and Missouri. Typically residing in small to medium upland streams, it prefers flowing water near riffles with gravelly or rocky bottoms. Spawning occurs in these areas from April through July.

    NatureServe lists this species as Imperiled (S2) in Georgia and Vulnerable (S3) in Alabama.

    {Spotted in Kentucky by JungleDragon user Zach Alley} #JungleDragon"
    Posted 2 months ago

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A species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family.

Similar species: Carps, Minnows And Loaches
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Zach Alley

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Uploaded Feb 11, 2019. Captured Jan 14, 2019 00:18 in 731 Martinsville Ford Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42103, USA.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T5
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 60mm