Speckled dace

Canada is the northern limit of the speckled dace's distribution, and there it is found only in isolated parts of the Kettle and Granby Rivers.

The Speckled dace lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.8 - 7.8, dH range: 5 - 25 environment.

), the speckled dace was one of the first fish to recolonize the rivers of British Columbia following the Ice Age. It is believed that spawning in Canada occurs once a year during the summer in fish older than two years. More

Speckled dace are capable of living in an array of habitats from small springs or streams to large rivers and deep lakes. Speckled dace prefer habitat that includes clear, well oxygenated water, with movement due to a current or waves. More

speckled dace investigations to monitor 1) population abundance, 2) age composition, and 3) habitat conditions. More

speckled dace Species Profile (for listing rules, critical habitat, recovery plan, etc. More

Brief Description of Speckled Dace and Its Habitat The speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus) is a small stream-dwelling minnow, about 50 to 95 mm in length. It has a blunt nose that slightly overhangs the upper lip. More

* States/US Territories in which the Ash Meadows Speckled dace is known to occur: Nevada * USFWS Refuges in which the Ash Meadows Speckled dace is known to occur: ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE More

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Male speckled dace do their share of housework—at least at spawning time. Researchers believe that spawning occurs in gravel areas prepared by males; the fish move the gravel into place with their mouths, preparing the area for the females. More

Speckled dace in an aquarium at Flagstaff Arboretum, 4/2008 The Little Colorado spinedace lives only in north-flowing tributaries of the Little Colorado River in eastern Arizona- specifically, Apache, Navajo and Coconino counties. More

* States/US Territories in which the Clover Valley Speckled dace is known to occur: Nevada * For more information: http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/life_histories/E03B. More

TAXONOMY - Ash Meadows Speckled Dace Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis (Gilbert, 1893) KINGDOM: Animal GROUP: Fish PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Osteichthyes ORDER: Cypriniformes FAMILY: Cyprinidae Since its description in 1893, the name nevadensis has been applied to speckled dace populations in Ash Meadows, the Amargosa River drainage, and the More

the speckled dace of Twentymile Creek of the same basin, but is distinguished by a shorter lateral line and larger eye (10,15). More

Specific life history data for Clover Valley speckled dace is lacking. In general, speckled dace become mature during its second summer. Spawning usually occurs throughout the summer, with peak activities June and July when water temperatures approach 18 ° C (65 ° F). More

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Common names

carpita pinta in Spanish (español)
Gesprenkelter Weißfisch in German (Deutsch)
Jelčík skvrnitý in Czech (česky)
Naseux moucheté in French (français)
speckled dace in English
小点吻鱥 in Mandarin Chinese
小點吻鱥 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Rhinichthys
Species : Rhinichthys osculus
Authority : Girard, 1856