Bluntnose Minnow

BLUNTNOSE

MINNOW

PIMEPHALES NOTATUS

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DESCRIPTION

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!

Caracteristics

dimension

6 to 8 cm in length

Habitat

Different environments in southern Québec.

Diet

Planktons, benthic invertebrates and plant debris

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