Iowa DNR
BioNet
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Sand Shiner Notropis stramineus

Family
Cyprinidae (Minnows)
Tolerance
Intermediate
Trophic Class
Insectivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
False
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
False
Is Hybrid?
False
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 588 bioassessment sites, 40 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 98 fisheries assessment sites, and 6 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 705 distinct sites, or 52.2% of the 1350 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 8th most commonly collected species.

The Sand Shiner was collected in 1210 bioassessment sampling sessions and 253 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 40 rapid bioassessment sessions and 6 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 90,851 individual Sand Shiner specimens, ranking it the #6 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Maps

HUC12 watersheds where this species has been found