Bluntnose minnow

The Bluntnose minnow lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The bluntnose minnow is the most common species of fish in Ohio. They are found in nearly every stream, river, and lake in the state. Too the left is a female and below is a breeding male. More

The Bluntnose Minnow (Pimephales notatus), is a species of temperate freshwater fish belonging to the Pimephales genus of the cyprinid family. More

The bluntnose minnow, Pimephales notatus is a cousin to the fathead minnow so that they look similar with a few differences. The bluntnose minnow has an underslung mouth. It rests on the bottom with its pectoral fins for support. More

CHARACTERISTICS: The bluntnose minnow is a stout species with a blunt, rounded snout and rounded fins. Body form is robust and round or squarish in cross section. More

Side shot of a Bluntnose Minnow (the larger fish in the center) and some of his buddies. More

bluntnose minnow is a common minnow in most of Alabama. More

The bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus Rafinesque) was reported by Woolman (1896) from the Goose, Sheyenne, Otter Tail, and Buffalo rivers and Daugherty Creek, a tributary to Lake Traverse, where it was rare to common in the samples (Fig. A40). More

The bluntnose minnow has been taken primarily from the Forest, Sheyenne, and Otter Tail Rivers, with scattered reports from several other streams. More

The bluntnose minnow is the most common minnow in Ohio and can live anywhere from small brooks to large streams. Its mouth is round and has a black stripe running from its head to its tail, with a black spot on its tail. More

Common names

bluntnose minnow in English
Jeleček tuponosý in Czech (česky)
Střevle tuponosá in Czech (česky)
Stumpfnasen-Zwergdöbel in German (Deutsch)
Trubbnoslöja in Swedish (Svenska)
ventre-pourri in French (français)
鈍吻胖頭鱥 in Mandarin Chinese
钝吻胖头鱥 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Pimephales
Species : Pimephales notatus
Authority : Rafinesque, 1820