Dace - Leuciscus leuciscus
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.
Freshwater rivers and streams.
All year round.
Lifespan 6 to 12 years. This species tends to shoal in large numbers.
Widespread in most of England except the far south west, but less common in Scotland and western Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015