Minnow Phoxinus phoxinus Length 4-10cm<br />
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.
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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.

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