Shiner help please

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okcaveman
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Shiner help please

Hey guys. Iv really been enjoying this site! I hope to contribute in the future, but right now I've got to ask for assistance. Iv got both petersons field guide, and an oklahoma fish guide, and with google, I am still unsure about these shiners. Thanks in advance!

These fish came from the Illinois River watershed in North central Oklahoma

I honestly have no idea about this one. It looks like it would be easy enough but...

 

 

I believe the bottom 3 photos to be the same fish, I know the bottom 2 are for sure.

Thanks!

 

Goldenfishberg
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Sweet shiners!! if I was a be

Sweet shiners!! if I was a bettin' man I'd wager thems to be duskystripe shiners. Maybe I'd  place a side bet on Cardinal shiners too. The Colors make my money lean  towards the duskystripe though. 

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch

okcaveman
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Thanks! I wondered if the bot

Thanks! I wondered if the bottom pics were cardinal with little color. The range maps in my guides don't show me to have duskystripe, but Fishmap shows them here. Narrowing it down to those 2 helped a lot though. The cardinal shiners stripe extends below the lateral line, so I think that my culprit.
Thanks again!

MNbowfinangler
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Unless there are duskystripe

Unless there are duskystripe in the Illinois RIver of OK (and I don't think there are), these should be Cardinal Shiners.

okcaveman
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Yep I believe so. Thanks!

Yep I believe so. Thanks!