Dace - Leuciscus leuciscus

    Description

    A small, slim-bodied fish (usually less than 8 ounces in weight), with small head and mouth. Silver flanks, white under body, dark back. Fins grey, occasionally dirty yellow. 

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    Habitat

    Freshwater rivers and streams.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Lifespan 6 to 12 years.  This species tends to shoal in large numbers.

    UK Status

    Widespread in most of England except the far south west, but less common in Scotland and western Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map