Key to the Species of Cyprinella

11a. (From 9b.) Upper jaw decurved, snout overhanging mouth; breeding males with tubercles on the dorsal, lateral and ventral areas of head.
tallapoosa shiner

Cyprinella gibbsi

11b. (From 9b.) Upper jaw straight, snout barely overhanging mouth, except in some breeding males; breeding males with tubercles only on the dorsal and lateral part of head and snout.
tricolor shiner

Cyprinella trichroistia