Luxilus cerasinus (Cope, 1868)
Crescent shiner
photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: James, Roanoke, Chowan, New, and extreme upper Cape Fear River drainages in Virginia and North Carolina, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits rocky and sandy pools and runs of headwaters, creeks and small rivers (Ref. 86798). Oviparous (Ref. 205), probably nest spawners like congeners.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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