Phoxinus

Phoxinus

Phoxinus is a genus of freshwater fish in the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes. The type species is Phoxinus phoxinus, the Common Minnow. The North American members of this genus are known as redbelly daces, and the Old World ones as Eurasian minnows. The latter term is also used specifically for P. phoxinus in some regions, but can technically refer to any Eurasian species of Phoxinus.

The Blackside Dace (P. cumberlandensis), indigenous to the upper Cumberland River basin in Kentucky and Tennessee, is considered Vulnerable.

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