136554 Minnow Phoxinus phoxinus Length 4-10cm
The Minnow is a small but attractively marked fish with a slim, streamlined body and rounded fins. Shoals are seen in shallows in spring but move to deeper water in winter. Adult at most times of year has a silvery body, darkest above and with dark blotches along the flanks; a breeding male has a red belly. Minnows are widespread and common in rivers and lakes.