White River springfish

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White River springfish
Crenichthys baileyi moapae.jpg
Crenichthys baileyi moapae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Goodeidae
Genus: Crenichthys
Species: C. baileyi
Binomial name
Crenichthys baileyi
(C. H. Gilbert, 1893)

The White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyi) is a species of fish in the family Goodeidae, the splitfins. It is a rare species of the Great Basin of western North America, where it is endemic to isolated warm springs in the White River drainage of eastern Nevada.[1]

Each side has two rows of dark blotches. The pelvic fins are entirely absent, while the anal fin is large, with 14 rays. The dorsal fin is set far back on the body, just above the anal fin, and is somewhat smaller than the anal fin, with 11 rays.

Subspecies[edit]

FishBase records five subspecies:[2]

  • Crenichthys baileyi albivallis J. E. Williams & Wilde, 1981 – Preston White River springfish
  • Crenichthys baileyi baileyi (C. H. Gilbert, 1893) – White River springfish
  • Crenichthys baileyi grandis J. E. Williams & Wilde, 1981 – Hiko White River springfish
  • Crenichthys baileyi moapae J. E. Williams & Wilde, 1981 – Moapa White River springfish
  • Crenichthys baileyi thermophilus J. E. Williams & Wilde, 1981 – Mormon White River springfish

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ NatureServe. 2014. Crenichthys baileyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014. Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Crenichthys. FishBase. 2016.

References[edit]

  • Sigler, W. F. and J. W. Sigler. Fishes of the Great Basin (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1987), pp. 260–262
  • La Rivers, I. Fishes and Fisheries of Nevada (Nevada State Fish and Game Commission, 1962) pp. 512–516
  • Williams, J. E. and G. R. Wilde. (1981). Taxonomic status and morphology of isolated populations of the white river springfish, Crenichthys baileyi (Cyprinodontidae). Southwest. Nat. 485-503.

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