Channel Shiner
Notropis wickliffi
About This Fish

The Channel Shiner is found in the lower Mississippi and Ohio river drainages from Louisiana to Pennsylvania, including the Tennessee River Drainage. As the common name suggests, Channel Shiners are found in the main channel of medium to large rivers. Like many other species in the genus Notropis, Channel Shiners have a pattern on their lateral line scales that resembles cross-stitching.