Notropis sp. | “Sawfin Shiner”
The "Sawfin Shiner", Notropis sp. cf spectrunculus, occurs in clear, high-gradient streams flowing over rubble, cobble, gravel, bedrock, or clean sand. Individuals are most often found in flowing and eroded pools at the base of riffles or downstream of snags. Etnier and Starnes (1993) report that tuberculate males from mid-May through July in Tennessee.
In 2003, CFI came across and odd cluster of eggs under a rock while looking for Citico Darter nests. Curious as to what the eggs were CFI brought them back to their facility to raise them and figure out what spawned them!