Bluntnose Minnow (Pimephales notatus)

Description: This species has crowed scales between head and dorsal fin, a blunt snout, an overhanging small mouth, and a conspicuous black spot on the caudal fin base. It seems that the scales are darkly outlined to form a cross-hatched appearance. The typical size for a full grown Bluntnose Minnow is 112 mm.

Habitat: This minnow can be found in many river channels over substrate of sand, gravel, rocks, or silt. It prefers to avoid heavy vegetation.