Key to the Species of Notropis

15a. (From 14b.) Origin of dorsal fin behind vertical from pelvic fin insertion; dark lateral stripe streaking onto caudal fin; anterior lateral line nearly straight, not strongly decurved; edges of dorsolateral scales with wide band of pigment, centers of scales dusky.
Tennessee shiner
Notropis leuciodus

15b. (From 14b.) Origin of dorsal fin over vertical from pelvic fin insertion; dark lateral stripe not streaking onto caudal fin; anterior lateral line decurved; edges of dorsolateral scales with narrow band of pigment, centers of scales unpigmented or only lightly pigmented.
bigeye shiner

Notropis boops