Cahaba shiner

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The Cahaba shiner (Notropis cahabae) is an endangered species of fish native to the Cahaba River and Locust Fork River. It is presently confined to a shrinking range of these rivers stretching about 15 miles. The 2.5 inch long silvery fish spawns in late spring and early summer and lives for approximately one year.


  • Boschung Jr, Herber T. and Richard L. Mayden. (2004) Fishes of Alabama. Washington D.C.:Smithsonian Press.