Elongated and tubular body, rounded snout and brown coloring, I am a very common minnow! A darker stripe can however be seen along my body forming a black spot near the tail. This feature helps to differentiate us from other minnows.
We can reproduce twice a year, mainly in spring and summer. Males will prepare a well-hidden nest under a stone and monitor the nest thereafter.
We are very common in southern Québec, sometimes we are the most numerous minnows in the area!
6 to 8 cm in length
Different environments in southern Québec.
Planktons, benthic invertebrates and plant debris