COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Redside Dace (Clinostomus elongatus) in Canada

The redside dace is a colourful minnow that reaches a maximum length of 12 cm. In the spring it develops a bright red stripe along the front half of the body and a brilliant yellow stripe above. It is distinguished from other Canadian cyprinids by its very large mouth, protruding lower jaw, and large pectoral fins on the male. It is one of two species in the genus Clinostomus which is currently believed to be most closely related to Richardsonius, a genus of western dace.


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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
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