Southern Redbelly Dace (Chrosomus erythrogaster)


The Southern Redbelly Dace has a patchy though widespread distribution primarily in the Mississippi and Great Lakes drainages in the central United States. They live in the clear pools of small headwater creeks and springs. Like other members of the Redbelly Dace group, male Southern Redbelly Daces develop bright breeding colors in the early spring with yellow fins and a red belly.

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