Let's play name the fish! (ID help, please!)

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Let's play name the fish! (ID help, please!)


I caught this one in Seneca Lake. 


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This one was at Glen creek, a seneca lake tributary. It appears to be a common shiner, but there are also striped shiners and I'm having trouble differentiating the two. 



I'm 90% sure that this is a juvenile creek chub, but I wanted to ask just in case. It lacks the lateral stripe usually found on such specimens, as well as the telltale spot on its dorsal fin. 

Amia Calva
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Hard to tell

I am fairly certain the top one is a spottail shiner (Notropis hudsonius) because of the spot, the snout overhangs the mouth. I can't get a good scale or ray count from the photo, should be 37-39 lateral scales


Picture not displayed for the second one. Look on the dorsal surface, Striped shiners have large scales along the dorsal surface, and they have lots of small converging lines (usually 7 hard to see). Common shiners have smaller dorsal scales and thick parallel lines (usually 3) on the dorsal surface


Last one might be a silver chub (Macrhybopsis storeriana)

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