Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


Twin Cities Field Office

4101 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 612-725-3548
Fax: 612-725-3609
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Topeka Shiner(Notropis topeka)

Topeka shiner

Photo by Konrad Schmidt


The Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) is a small fish found in prairie streams in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and South Dakota. Under the Endangered Species Act it was federally listed as “endangered” in 1998.


The species has been extirpated from about 80 percent of its historical range because of stream degradation, stream channelization, construction of small impoundments, and introduction of predator fishes that are not native to its small stream habitat, like bass and northern pike.


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Topeka Shiner Home


Species Profile (links to National U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service web pages)


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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism


Missouri Department of Conservation




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Last updated: August 6, 2015