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dace

(dās)
n. pl. dace or dac·es
Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, especially Leuciscus leuciscus of Eurasia.

[Middle English dase, dace, variant of darse, from Old French dars, from Vulgar Latin *darsus (compare Medieval Latin darsus), possibly of Gaulish origin.]

dace

(deɪs)
n, pl dace or daces
1. (Animals) a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, with a slender bluish-green body
2. (Animals) any of various similar fishes
[C15: from Old French dars dart, probably referring to its swiftness]

dace

(deɪs)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) dace, (esp. for kinds or species) dac•es.
1. a small, stout European cyprinid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus.
2. any of several North American minnows.
[1400–50; late Middle English darce, darse < Old French dars < Late Latin darsus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dace - small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green bodydace - small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
genus Leuciscus, Leuciscus - a genus of fish including: dace, chub
Translations

dace

[deɪs] N (dace or daces (pl)) → albur m

dace

[ˈdeɪs] n (= fish) → vandoise f

dace

n pl <-> → Weißfisch m
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Hubbs and Lagler (1949) further hypothesized that morphological differentiation of Harvey Lake pearl dace was sufficiently distinct to warrant designation of the Harvey Lake pearl dace as a unique subspecies.
Pearl dace samples were collected from Harvey Lake and other Isle Royale lowland lakes for genetic analyses.
Four species (Northern Pearl Dace Margariscus nachtriebi, Northern Redbelly Dace Chrosomus eos, Finescale dace Chrosomus eos, and Blacknose Shiner Notropis heterolepis) listed as species of greatest conservation need by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks (SDGFP, 2006) and one additional species of interest (Plains Topminnow Fundulus sciadicus) have disjunct or peripheral populations in South Dakota and Nebraska.
All of the male fish in the lake began producing vitellogenin, a precursor to egg proteins, and one-third of the Pearl Dace minnows grew eggs in their testes.
The only species present in Clyde Creek were blacknose shiner, Iowa darter, central mudminnow, and pearl dace.
N and P contents were highest in fathead minnows and lowest in pearl dace, with northern redbelly dace and finescale dace intermediate.