Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Project

Evaluating a habitat suitability index for Bluenose Shiner populations in peninsular and panhandle Florida rivers

July 2022 - December 2024


Participating Agencies

  • FWC

The Bluenose Shiner is a threatened species in the state of Florida. This project aims to evaluate the ecology of Bluenose Shiner across its spatially disjunct range in Florida to develop conservation strategies for this imperiled species. We will monitor Bluenose Shiner abundance along with water velocity, depth, substrate, and other habitat factors to develop a range-wide Habitat Suitability Index.