Post date: Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 08:01
Updated date: 2/6/17
Chiselmouth  Acrocheilus alutaceus

 

This is a large species of minnow that occupies rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest.The Chiselmouth gets its name from its unusual mouthparts.  Specialized for scraping diatoms (a type of microscopic algae) from the surface of rocks, its lower lip is reminiscent of a chisel. They will take small pieces of worm or bread, although a small hook and a light presentation are necessary.

 

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