Speckled Dace

One of the most widespread species in western North America, the speckled dace is found in large numbers throughout the Virgin River and its tributaries. Speckled
dace prefer rocky areas but are comfortable living in all habitats and stream sizes.

Speckled dace exhibit a kaleidoscope of shapes and colors across their range. Males display bright red “lipstick” and red fins to attract mates during breeding season.