Clinch Dace
Chrosomus sp. cf. saylori
About This Fish

The Clinch Dace is an undescribed species primarily found in tributaries to the upper Tennessee River drainage in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. This species faces threats from mining impacts on its habitat. They are found in pools of headwater streams. Like other members of the redbelly dace group, male Clinch Daces develop bright breeding colors in the early spring with yellow fins and a red belly.


Moore, M.J., D.J. Orth, and E.M. Hallerman. 2018. Multi-metric Conservation Assessment for the Imperiled Clinch Dace. Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings, 58, 31-56.

Hatcher, H.R., M.J. Moore, and D.J. Orth. 2017. Spawning Observations of Clinch Dace: Comparison of Chrosomus Spawning Behavior. The American Midland Naturalist, 177(2), 318-327.

Moore, M.J., D.J. Orth, and E.A. Frimpong. 2017. Occupancy and detection of Clinch Dace using two gear types. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 8(2), 530-543.

Moore, M.J. 2016. Distribution and population characterization of Clinch Dace (Chrosomus sp. cf. saylori) in the Upper Clinch River System, Virginia (Master's thesis, Virginia Tech).;sequence=1

White, S.L., and D.J. Orth. 2014. Distribution and habitat correlates of Clinch Dace (Chrosomus sp. cf. saylori) in the Upper Clinch River Watershed. The American Midland Naturalist, 171(2), 311-321.

White, S.L., and D.J. Orth. 2014. Reproductive biology of Clinch Dace, Chrosomus sp. cf. saylori. Southeastern naturalist, 13(4), 735-744.

White, S.L. 2012. Distribution and life history of Chrosomus sp. cf. saylori in the upper Clinch River watershed, Virginia (Master's thesis, Virginia Tech).

Skelton, C.E. 2001. New dace of the genus Phoxinus (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes) from the Tennessee River drainage, Tennessee. Copeia, 2001(1), 118-128.