Clinostomus funduloides

Clinostomus funduloides
Rosyside Dace – Clinostomus funduloides
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeClinostomus funduloidesGirard 1856Rosyside Dace

Clinostomus funduloides

Unique Characters: Large, oblique mouth and pointed snout. Body compressed and covered with small scales. A red slash usually present behind the opercle in the juvenile and female. Male develops a bright red lower side and a dark lateral stripe.

Similar Species:

Two undescribed species of Clinostomus – “Smoky” Dace and “Hiwassee” Dace. Sides are more darkly pigmented and have a more blunt snout. Neither the “Hiwassee” nor the “Smoky” Dace are sympatric.

“Smoky” Dace
Clinostomus sp.

“Hiwassee” Dace
Clinostomus sp.

Clinostomus sp
“Smoky” Dace – Clinostomus sp. “Smoky” Dace

“Smoky” Dace Clinostomus sp. Large, oblique mouth and blunt snout. Body compressed and covered with small scales. Thin gold stripe on side above a wide bright red stripe. Found only in Little Tennessee basin.

Clinostomus sp
“Hiwassee”Dace – Clinostomus sp. “Hiwassee” Dace

“Hiwassee” Dace Clinostomus sp. Large, oblique mouth and blunt snout. Body compressed and covered with small scales. Breeding male’s sides are mostly red which can extend onto the head. Restricted to the Hiwassee basin. Is not sympatric with Rosyside Dace.

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