Fish Identification Guide Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Nebraska has 33 species of the Minnow (Small) Family

Bigmouth Shiner
Notropis dorsalis

Blacknose Dace
Rhinichthys atratulus

Blacknose Shiner
Notropis heterolepis

Bluntnose Minnow
Pimephales notatus

Brassy Minnow
Hybognathus hankinsoni

Central Stoneroller
Campostoma anomalum

Common Shiner
Luxilus cornutus

Creek Chub
Semotilus atromaculatus

Emerald Shiner
Notropis atherinoides

Fathead Minnow
Pimephales promelas

Finescale Dace
Phoxinus neogaeus

Flathead Chub
Platygobio gracilis

Golden Shiner
Notemigonus crysoleucas

Hornyhead Chub
Nocomis biguttatus

Lake Chub
Couesius plumbeus

Longnose Dace
Rhinichthys cataractae


Pearl Dace
Margariscus margarita

Plains Minnow
hybognathus placitus

Red shiner
Cyprinella lutrensis

River Shiner
Notropis blennius

Rudd
Scardinius erythrophthalmus

Sand Shiner
Notropis stramineus

Sicklefin Chub
Macrhybopsis meeki

Silver Chub
Macrhybopsis storeriana

Silverband Shiner
Notropis shumardi

Speckled Chub
Macrhybopsis hyostoma

Spotfin shiner
Cyprinella spiloptera

Spottail Shiner
Notropis hudsonius

Sturgeon Chub
Macrhybopsis gelida

Suckermouth Minnow
Phenacobius mirabilis

Topeka Shiner
Notropis topeka

Western Silvery Minnow
Hybognathus argyritis


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