Key to the Species of Cyprinidae

5a. (From 4a.) Eyes (A) large, going less than 4 times into head length (B) and situated laterally on head, not projecting downward; lateral line scales 55 or fewer; pharyngeal teeth 0, 5-5, 0.
golden shiner
Notemigonus crysoleucas

5b. (From 4a.) Eyes (A) small, more than 4 times into head length (B) and distinctly projecting downward; lateral line scales more than 80; pharyngeal teeth 0, 4-4, 0.

Genus Hypophthalmichthys