Month: March 2021

Mimic Shiner

Mimic Shiner

Mimic Shiner of the Mississippi River Basin The Mimic Shiner (Notropis volucellus) is a freshwater cyprinid fish in the Cyprinidae family part of the Notropis genus. Native to North America. Description of the Mimic Shiner The Mimic Shiner has a small, laterally compressed, transparent grey to olive-yellow backs, and silvery white bellies with a pronounced …

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Lake Fryer

Lake Fryer Texas

Lake Fryer Also Known as Wolf Creek Lake Lake Fryer located on Wolf Creek Park in Ochiltree County, approximately 12 mile south of Perryton was impounded in 1939. Constructed by building an earthen dam on Wolf Creek and completed in 1940. However, the flash floods of 1947 washed the dam away and federal government had …

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Bright Yellow Male Guppy


Guppy the Wild Freshwater Species of the Aquarium The Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), a small freshwater minnow. Native to the South America but widely spread throughout the world including the United States. Alternate names include Millionfish and Rainbow Fish. A highly adaptable live bearer able to thrive in many different environments and ecological conditions. Description of …

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Martin Creek Lake Texas

Martin Creek Lake

Rusk County Martin Creek Lake Martin Creek Lake located in Rusk County Texas is a 4981-acre lake with a maximum depth of 35 feet. Impounded in 1974 to provide cooling water for the power plant. Now doubles as a recreational area for fishing, camping, paddling, swimming, and water-skiing. Generally, has a moderate fluctuation of between …

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Sand Shiner

Sand Shiner of United States and Canada

Sand Shiner The Sand Shiner (Notropis stramineus) is a small freshwater ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family, part of the Notropis genus. Native to North America and Canada. Description Of Notropis stramineus Have the compressed, slender body covered in leptoid scales. More specifically rounded cycloid scales that lack the tooth-like cteni. Generally, the Sand Shiner …

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Lake Cisco

Lake Cisco

Lake Cisco on Sandy Creek Lake Cisco constructed on Sandy Creek approximately 55 miles east of Abilene and 5 miles north of Cisco. Impounded in 1923 the lake has a surface area of 1050 acres and a maximum depth of 70 feet. Generally, has a moderate fluctuation and may be prone to long periods with …

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