Definition of «dace»

A dace is a small fish that can be one of many different species. The unmodified name is usually a reference to the common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus). This, like most fishes called "daces", belongs to the family Cyprinidae, mostly in subfamily Leuciscinae.

Daces in the Cyprinidae:

Common dace, Leuciscus leuciscus

Chinese mud carp, Cirrhinus chinensis (called "dace" in Hong Kong) or mud carp (Cirrhinus molitorella)

Columbia River dace, Ptychocheilus oregonensis (a pikeminnow)

Desert dace, Eremichthys acros (a monotypic genus)

European daces, genus Leuciscus

Fallfish, Semotilus corporalis (a creek chub called "dace" in Canada)

Horned dace, Semotilus atromaculatus (a creek chub)

Japanese dace Tribolodon hakonensis, genus Tribolodon

Korean splendid dace, Coreoleuciscus splendidus (a monotypic genus)

Lake Candidus dace, Candidia barbatus (a monotypic genus)

Mexican daces, genus Evarra

Moapa dace, Moapa coriacea (a monotypic genus)

Northwest dace, Mylocheilus caurinus (a peamouth)

Allegheny pearl dace, Margariscus margarita

Northern pearl dace, Margariscus nachtriebi

Ponto-Caspian daces, genus Petroleuciscus

Redbelly daces, genus Phoxinus

Redside daces, genus Clinostomus, e.g.

Redside dace Clinostomus elongatus

Rosyside dace Clinostomus funduloides

Relict dace, Relictus solitarius (a monotypic genus)

Riffle daces, genus Rhinichthys (including Tiaroga)

Saskatchewan dace, Platygobio gracilis (a flathead chub)

Shining dace, Semotilus corporalis (a creek chub)

Spikedace, Meda fulgida (a monotypic genus)

Spinedaces, genus Lepidomeda

Daces not in Cyprinidae

Sea dace, the European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) of the Moronidae (Wikipedia)

Sentences with «dace» (usage examples):

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  • Then, with barely a ripple, it slipped into a Local Waters habitat, amidst darters and dace, stonecats and madtoms. (
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