Key to the Species of Notropis

9a. (From 7b.) Dusky lateral stripe absent, in life stripe silvery; lateral line scales without dark spots around pores creating a "stitched" pattern; body and fins generally translucent with no obvious melanophores; infraorbital canal absent below eye; depressed pelvic fin reaches anal fin.
ghost shiner

Notropis buchanani

9b. (From 7b.) Dark lateral stripe distinct along caudal peduncle where terminating in a small caudal spot; lateral line scales with dark spots around pores, creating "stitched" pattern; dorsolateral scales pigmented and with dark edges; infraorbital canal complete; depressed pelvic fin does not reach anal fin.

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