A freshwater fish that catagorized as cyprinds
, a fish species that range in size from only inches in length to larger varieties that may be over 48 inches in length. Members of this species include relatives of the chub and carp families of fish. Dace are found in rivers, streams, and small bodies of flowing water. With many different varieties, the members of this family of fish include Dace fish known as the Blacknose, Blackside, Desert, Eurasian, Horned, Korean Splendid, Lake Candidus, Las Vegas, Leopard, Longfin, Longnose, Mexican, Mountain Blackside, Mountain Redbelly, Northern, Northwest, Pearl, Rosyside, Saskatchewan, Shining, Siberian, Speckled, Tennesee, Umatilla, Umpqua, and Zeravshan Dace to name a few.
Often slender in width, the common Dace has a shiny bluish silver outer skin covering a flaky inner flesh. In some countries the Dace is considered a prized sport fish that provides a 1 to 2 pound fish after a worthy amount of fishing action.