There are many shiner species, so there's a chance these aren't commons

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Gunnar
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There are many shiner species, so there's a chance these aren't commons
<p>Caught in August, Clam River, Burnett County, WI</p> <p>I figured it was a common shiner, and still do. But recently I was looking at some website (which I now can&#39;t find) that showed lots of fish that looked almost identical to each other but were apparently different species. This post is a hail mary, just in case it turns out that this is or might be something different.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx216/onelson/DSC_1208.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx216/onelson/DSC_1214.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 242px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx216/onelson/DSC_1220.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 336px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx216/onelson/DSC_1211.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 254px;" /></p>
Jknuth
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Commons or striped 

Commons or striped 
And since striped are not found in Wisconsin I would say Common.

The banding pattern on the side is a tell tale common trait. That and the mouth shape and size.

Jknuth
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here is a great database and

here is a great database and id info for Wisconsin fish
http://www.wiscfish.org/fishid/frames.aspx

 

Cast_and_Blast
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Striped Shiners are

Striped Shiners are apparently found in a river near Milwaukee but they are rare. 

 

That is for sure a Common Shiner.

Gunnar
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OK, that's what I thought.

OK, that's what I thought. Just wanted to be sure. Thanks, guys.

 

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the pyromaniac
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If you want a striped shiner,
If you want a striped shiner, then get down here and I'l have you catching about 8 million of 'em...

 

 

 

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