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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Carmine Shiner and Rosyface Shiner in Canada

Special Significance of the Species


The Rosyface Shiner, like other small cyprinids, may be an important forage and bait species where abundant.  Scott and Crossman (1973) indicated its potential in studies of water quality because of its sensitivity to turbidity and siltation.  Cherry et al. (1977) did utilize the species in a study to determine avoidance reactions of fish to free residual chlorine. 

The disjunct distribution and habitat requirements are of interest to science in relation to the zoogeographical history and distribution of species subsequent to the Wisconsin Period of glaciation.