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Notropis mekistocholas was originally described as Notropis mekistocholas by Snelson in 1971. It belongs to the family Leuciscidae and subfamily Pogonichthyinae. It is commonly known as Cape Fear shiner and is known Cape Fear shiner in USA (contiguous states), Cape Fear shiner in USA (contiguous states). more common names It is found in Fresh water.
Species   mekistocholas
AuthorWI   Snelson [F. F., Jr.]
AuthorNI   Snelson
Qualification   ---
Year   1971
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cypriniformes Cypriniformes
Family   Leuciscidae
Pogonichthyinae Pogonichthyinae
Genus   Notropis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cypriniformes
Family   Leuciscidae
Subfamily   Pogonichthyinae
Genus   Notropis
Original Name   Notropis        
Taxon Name   mekistocholas
Original Combination   Notropis mekistocholas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Notropis mekistocholas
OriginalSubGenus   Notropis
Original Author   Snelson
Original AuthorWI   Snelson [F. F., Jr.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1971
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Pogonichthyinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Rocky River, N.C. highway 902 bridge, Cape Fear River drainage, Chatham County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Types   Paratypes: CUMV 64397 (7), TU 63272 (7), UF 17303 (7), UMMZ 197680 (7, 2 c&s), USNM 205300 (8). Other material: NCSM (11 lots, 180 specimens).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Gilbert 1974:113 [ref. 21035], Gilbert 1978:61 [ref. 7042], Bart & Taylor 1993:43 [ref. 20906], Gilbert 1998:112 [ref. 23395].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 205299 [ex NCSM 4928]
Journal   Copeia
Citation   1971 (no. 3)
Page   451
Illustrations   Figs. 1A-B, 2A-B

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Notropis mekistocholas
Current Species   mekistocholas
Current Genus Notropis
Current AuthorWI Snelson [F. F., Jr.]
Current AuthorNI   Snelson
Current Year   1971
Current Family Leuciscidae
Current Subfamily
Pogonichthyinae Pogonichthyinae

Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water
Habitat Notes Inhabits sandy and rocky pools and runs of small to medium rivers. Highly specialized detritus and plant eating species. With long coiled dark gut, a feature it shares with no other shiner but Notropis nubilus; dark peritoneum (Ref. 5723).

Current Summary   Valid as Notropis mekistocholas  Snelson 1971. Leuciscidae: Pogonichthyinae.
Name History   •Valid as Notropis mekistocholas Snelson 1971 -- (Gilbert 1978:61 [ref. 7042], Lee et al. 1980:287 [ref. 22416], Page & Burr 1991:152 [ref. 18983], Warren et al. 1994:879 [ref. 22062], Gilbert 1998:112 [ref. 23395], Nelson et al. 2004:75 [ref. 27807], Scharpf 2005:30 [ref. 28940], Page & Burr 2011:285 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:75 [ref. 32708]).

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rubripinnis Notropis rubripinnis (Hay [O. P.] 1881)Synonym
rupestris Notropis rupestris Page [L. M.] in Page & Beckham 1987Valid
sabinae Notropis sabinae Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1886Valid
saladonis Notropis saladonis Hubbs [C. L.] & Hubbs [Clark L.] 1958Valid
sallaei Notropis sallaei (Günther [A.] 1868)Valid
saludanus Notropis saludanus (Jordan [D. S.] & Brayton [A. W.] 1878)Synonym
santamariae Notropis santamariae Evermann [B. W.] & Goldsborough [E. L.] 1902Synonym
santarosaliae Notropis santarosaliae Meek [S. E.] 1902Synonym
scabriceps Notropis scabriceps (Cope [E. D.] 1868)Valid
scepticus Notropis scepticus (Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1883)Valid
scopiferus Notropis scopiferus Eigenmann [C. H.] & Eigenmann [R. S.] 1893Synonym
scylla Notropis scylla (Cope [E. D.] 1871)Uncertain
selene Notropis selene (Jordan [D. S.] 1877)Synonym
semperasper Notropis semperasper Gilbert [C. R.] 1961Valid
shumardi Notropis shumardi (Girard [C. F.] 1856)Valid
signipinnis Notropis signipinnis Bailey [R. M.] & Suttkus [R. D.] 1952Synonym
simus Notropis simus (Cope [E. D.] in Cope & Yarrow 1875)Valid
simus pecosensis Notropis simus pecosensis Gilbert [C. R.] & Chernoff [B.] in Chernoff, Miller & Gilbert 1982Synonym
snelsoni Notropis snelsoni Robison [H. W.] 1985Synonym
socius Notropis socius (Girard [C. F.] 1856)Synonym
spectrunculus Notropis spectrunculus (Cope [E. D.] 1868)Valid
spilopterus Notropis spilopterus (Cope [E. D.] 1867)Synonym
spilopterus hypsisomatus Notropis spilopterus hypsisomatus Gibbs [R. H., Jr.] 1957Synonym
spilurus Notropis spilurus Gilbert [C. H.] & Swain [W.] in Jordan 1885In family
spirlingulus Notropis spirlingulus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1844)Synonym
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