Key to the Species of Luxilus

2a. (From 1a.) Dark caudal spot present; caudal fin without distinct black band near margin; black band in dorsal fin located medially; adults without red snout and red vertical bar on cheek behind eye.
bandfin shiner

Luxilus zonistius

2b. (From 1a.) Dark caudal spot absent; caudal fin with distinct black band near margin; black band in dorsal fin distally; adults with red snout and red vertical bar on face behind eye.
warpaint shiner

Luxilus coccogenis