Pogonichthys

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Pogonichthys
Splittail.jpg
Splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Pogonichthys
Girard, 1854

The splittails are a genus Pogonichthys of cyprinid fish, consisting of two species native to western North America.

The common name is inspired by the distinctive appearance of the tail fin, in which the upper lobe is distinctly larger.

Of the two species, only the Sacramento Splittail survives; the Clear Lake splittail became extinct in the mid-1970s.

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