Rhinichthys atratulus

Rhinichthys atratulus
Eastern Blacknose Dace – Rhinichthys atratulus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeRhinichthys atratulus(Hermann)1804Eastern Blacknose Dace

Rhinichthys atratulus

Unique Characters: Long, slender streamlined body, flattened below. Very small scales. Many brown-black specks on back and side. Barbel in corner of mouth. No groove separating snout from upper lip. Breeding male has gold yellow below red-black stripe. Currently, only know from upper Dan River in the Roanoke basin.

Similar Species:

Western Blacknose Dace
Rhinichthys obtusus

Longnose Dace
Rhinichthys cataractae

Rhinichthys obtusus
Western Blacknose Dace – Rhinichthys obtusus
Rhinichthys cataractae
Longnose Dace – Rhinichthys cataractae

Western Blacknose Dace Rhinichthys obtusus. Breeding male has red below a black lateral stripe.

Longnose Dace Rhinichthys cataractae. Long, slender streamlined body, flattened below. Very small scales. Many brown-black specks on back and side. Barbel in corner of mouth. No groove separating snout from upper lip. Long fleshy snout. Eyes high on the head.

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