Clinostomus elongatus (Kirtland, 1840)
Redside dace
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 4 years
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  North America: Hudson and upper Susquehanna River drainages in New York and Pennsylvania, USA; Great Lakes (except Lake Superior) and Mississippi River basins from New York in USA and south Ontario in Canada to Minnesota and south to West Virginia and Kentucky in USA.
 Diagnosis:  Distinguished from similar species Cinostomus funduloides by having longer, more pointed snout, more slender body, brighter (carmine) red on lower side in adults; smaller (59-75 lateral) scales. Breeding male possess steel blue above, yellow-gold stripe along side, bright red on lower side (Ref. 86798).
 Biology:  Inhabits rocky and sandy pools of headwaters, creeks and small rivers. Largest populations occurs in clear, spring-fed streams (Ref. 86798).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.06.15
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.05.94

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