A dace is any of a number of species of small fish. The unmodified name is usually a reference to the Common Dace (Leuciscus leuciscus). This, like most fishes called "daces", belongs to the family Cyprinidae, mostly in subfamily Leuciscinae.

Daces in the Cyprinidae:

  • Chinese Mud Carp, Cirrhinus chinensis (called "dace" in Hong Kong)
  • Columbia River Dace, Ptychocheilus oregonensis (a pikeminnow)
  • Desert Dace, Eremichthys acros (a monotypic genus)
  • European daces, genus Leuciscus
  • Fallfish, Semotilus corporalis (a creek chub called "dace" in Canada)
  • Horned Dace, Semotilus atromaculatus (a creek chub)
  • Korean Splendid Dace, Coreoleuciscus splendidus (a monotypic genus)
  • Lake Candidus Dace, Candidia barbatus (a ttmlmonotypic genus)
  • Mexican daces, genus Evarra
  • Moapa Dace, Moapa coriacea (a monotypic genus)
  • Northwest Dace, Mylocheilus caurinus (a peamouth)
  • Pearl Dace, Margariscus margarita (a monotypic genus)
  • Ponto-Caspian daces, genus Petroleuciscus
  • Redbelly daces, genus Phoxinus
  • Redside daces, genus Clinostomus, e.g.
  • Relict Dace, Relictus solitarius (a monotypic genus)
  • Riffle daces, genus Rhinichthys (including Tiaroga)
  • Saskatchewan Dace, Platygobio gracilis (a flathead chub)
  • Shining Dace, Semotilus corporalis (a creek chub)
  • Spikedace, Meda fulgida (a monotypic genus)
  • Spinedaces, genus Lepidomeda

Daces not in Cyprinidae

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  • dace — ● dace adjectif et nom De Dacie. 1. dace [das] adj. et n. ÉTYM. Av. 1740; lat. Dacius. ❖ ♦ Hist. Qui se rapporte à la Dacie (nom de la région correspondant à l actuelle Roumanie avant la colonisation romaine) ou à ses habitants. ⇒ aussi Dacique.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dace — (d[=a]s), n. [Written also dare, dart, fr. F. dard dase, dart, of German origin. Dace is for an older darce, fr. an OF. nom. darz. See {Dart} a javelin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small European cyprinoid fish ({Leuciscus leuciscus}, formerly {Squalius… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dace — dace; ven·dace; …   English syllables

  • dace — [dās] n. pl. dace or daces [ME, dial. form (with r loss as in BASS2) of dars < OFr dars < VL darsus, of Gaul orig.] any of various small, freshwater cyprinoid fishes (esp. genera Phoxinus and Rhinichthys) …   English World dictionary

  • dace — (n.) small, freshwater fish, early 15c., from O.Fr. darz, nominative or plural of dart dart (see DART (Cf. dart)). So called for its movements. Another theory traces it to a M.L. darsus, said to be of Gaulish origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • dace — DACE, Dacia, Transsylvanie, Transsyluania, à present ditte Moldauia, et par les Hongres Sibenbourg, c est à dire Septencastrensis, ou Septemcastra, ou Les sept chasteaux, fut par les anciens appelée Dacia …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • dace — DACE. s. f. Taxe qui se leve sur le peuple. Les daces & imposts …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • dace — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a small freshwater fish related to the carp. ORIGIN Old French dars (see DART(Cf. ↑dart)) …   English terms dictionary

  • dace — /days/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) dace, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) daces. 1. a small, freshwater cyprinoid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, of Europe, having a stout, fusiform body. 2. any of several similar or related fishes of …   Universalium

  • Dace — Cet article concerne la langue dace. Pour le peuple dace, voir Daces. Les langues thraco illyriennes, dont le Dace. Le dace (dit gète par les Grecs) est une des langues de l antiquité, aujourd hu …   Wikipédia en Français

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