Coastal Shiner
Notropis petersoni
About This Fish

As the common name suggests, the Coastal Shiner is found in lowland Gulf and Atlantic coast drainages from Mississippi to North Carolina, including the lower Mobile Basin in Alabama. They live in sandy pools and backwaters of creeks to large rivers. Like many other species in the genus Notropis, Coastal Shiners have a pattern on their lateral line scales that resembles cross-stitching.