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Longnose dace, Rhinichthys cataractae

Longnose dace, Rhinichthys cataractae (*)

Longnose Dace

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Rhinichthys
Species: R. cataractae
Binomial name
Rhinichthys cataractae
(Valenciennes, 1842)

The longnose dace, Rhinichthys cataractae is found in muddy and warm, clear and cold, streams and lakes. The largest longnose dace are about 6 inches long. They are well-adapted for living on the bottom of fast-flowing streams among the stones. Longnose dace eat mostly immature aquatic insects. They are important forage minnows for larger predatory fish.


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