Unidentified Shiner

by Ted Naydan
(Charlton, NY)

Unknown Shiner?

Unknown Shiner?

This is so far an unknown type of shiner. I only caught two of these, and both were exactly the same. I was using a tanago rod when I caught these. Characterized by broken, dark blue, geometric patterns on its sides, a row of neon blue dots going down the center of the tail, and a distinctive, lyre shaped tail fin. Does anybody know exactly what species this is? Caught in a secluded little creek in upstate New York.

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