Cheat minnow

The Cheat minnow lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Cheat Minnow is a small cyprinid fish distributed almost exclusively in the Monongahela River basin of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. More

The Cheat minnow, Rhinichthys bowersi, has been designated a species of concern by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Mitochondrial DNA analysis (Gladwell 2002) supports the origin of R. bowersi from hybridization between cyprinids R. cataractae and Nocomis micropogon. More

Common names

cheat dace in English
Cheat minnow in English
Jeleček Bowersův in Czech (česky)
mongrel dace in English
鮑氏吻鱥 in Mandarin Chinese
鲍氏吻鱥 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Pararhinichthys
Species : Pararhinichthys bowersi
Authority : Goldsborough and Clark,1908