Clinostomus sp. “Smoky” Dace

Clinostomus sp
Clinostomus sp. “Smoky” Dace
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeClinostomus sp. “Smoky” Dace“Smoky” Dace

Clinostomus sp. “Smoky” Dace

Unique Characters: 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 the Little Tennessee basin.

Similar Species

“Hiwassee” Dace
Clinostomus sp.

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

“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 “Smoky”‘ Dace.

Rosyside Dace
Clinostomus funduloides

Clinostomus funduloides
Rosyside Dace – Clinostomus funduloides

Rosyside Dace Clinostomus funduloides. Pointed snout; not sympatric with “Smoky” Dace, but it is introduced into Cullasaja River upstream of the falls.

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