Exoglossum

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Exoglossum
Cutlipsminnow.jpg
Exoglossum maxillingua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Exoglossum
Rafinesque, 1818
Species

E. laurae
E. maxillingua

Exoglossum is a genus of mound-building freshwater fish of the minnow family (Cyprinidae) containing two species, commonly known as cutlip minnows, although the individual species, particularly Exoglossum maxillingua, are also locally known by that name.[citation needed]

Species of this genus usually range from 3 inches to 18 inches when sexually mature. In many areas these minnows are valued as both panfish and baitfish.[citation needed]

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