Rhinichthys obtusus

Rhinichthys obtusus
Western Blacknose Dace – Rhinichthys obtusus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeRhinichthys obtususAgassiz1854Western Blacknose Dace

Rhinichthys obtusus

Unique Characters: Long, slender streamlined body, flattened below. 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 reddish-orange below a black lateral stripe.

Similar Species:

Eastern Blacknose Dace
Rhinichthys atratulus

Longnose Dace
Rhinichthys cataractae

Rhinichthys atratulus
Eastern Blacknose Dace – Rhinichthys atratulus
Rhinichthys atratulus
Eastern Blacknose Dace – Rhinichthys atratulus
Rhinichthys cataractae
Longnose Dace – Rhinichthys cataractae
Rhinichthys cataractae
Longnose Dace – Rhinichthys cataractae

Eastern Blacknose Dace Rhinichthys atratulus. Breeding male has gold yellow below red-black 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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