Key to the Species of Notropis

24a. (From 23a.) Dark caudal spot round; anterior lateral line scales not noticeably taller than wide, each scale appearing as wide as high.
Coosa shiner
Notropis xaenocephalus

24b. (From 23a.) Dark caudal spot small and wedge-shaped; anterior lateral line scales noticeably higher than wide.
highscale shiner
Notropis hypsilepis