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Shiners

 Notropis lutipinnis , yellowfin shiner
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Notropis lutipinnis , yellowfin shiner

The green head shiner can be found in the eastern part of the state, the yellow-fin shiner can be found along the Savannah River. They are known commonly as eastern shiners.

Notropis is a genus of these common, freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. They are native to North America, and are the continent's second largest genus.

Rudy Mancke served as naturalist and co-host of South Carolina ETV's NatureScene, which began its long run in 1978. His field trips, broadcast nationwide, have earned him a legion of dedicated viewers. Rudy's knowledge of the complex inner-workings of different ecosystems and his great admiration for the natural world make him the perfect guide. In fact, the National Wildlife Federation and the Garden Club of America honored his commitment to resource conservation with special awards. Since retiring from SCETV, Rudy has gone on to teach at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.