Key to the Species of Notropis

6a. (From 5a.) Distinct wedge-shaped black spot at base of caudal fin; black crescents between nostrils; no pale stripe above dusky lateral stripe; eye with diameter (A) greater than snout length (B) and/or eye placed high on head.
stargazing shiner
Notropis uranoscopus

6b. (From 5a.) Caudal spot rectangular; black internarial crescents absent; eye diameter (A) smaller than snout length (B) and placed laterally on head; black stripe along body and head bordered dorsally by distinct pale stripe; black stripe extending around snout.
palezone shiner

Notropis albizonatus