Striped Shiner

Luxilus chrysocephalus


Conservation Status

  • The striped shiner is one of the most abundant fishes in the basin. 
  • The striped shiner is usually about 4 inches in length, but can reach 7 inches. 
  • Striped shiners like gravel and rocky bottom streams with warm water and gentle slopes and can be found in the pools of these waterways, as well as in reservoirs. 
  • This fish is an omnivore, eating aquatic vegetation and both terrestrial and aquatic insects. By feeding on decaying vegetation, the fish helps keep waterways clean.