Bluntnose Minnow


Other Common Names:

Blue-nosed chub, fathead chub, bullhead minnow


Scientific Name:

Pimephales notatus



Average length is 2.5 inches



Broad, flat area just before the dorsal fin; pale olive-green above, silvery-bluish sides and silvery beneath; faint spot appears in first few rays of dorsal fin; dark lateral band from snout to tail


Photo & text courtesy of:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Fish and Fishing by James R. Harlan and Everett B. Speaker with James Mayhew; color illustrations by Maynard F. Reece

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker


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