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Lepidomeda, commonly known as the spinedaces, is a genus of cyprinid fish found in western North America. Of the four known species, one is extinct and two are threatened. They appear to be fairly close to the leatherside chub and the spikedaces (genus Meda), but the phylogeny and indeed the validity of the proposed "plagopterin" clade is insufficiently resolved.
The genus contains these species:
- Lepidomeda albivallis R. R. Miller & C. L. Hubbs, 1960 (White River spinedace)
- †Lepidomeda altivelis R. R. Miller & C. L. Hubbs, 1960 (Pahranagat spinedace)
- Lepidomeda mollispinis R. R. Miller & C. L. Hubbs, 1960 (Virgin spinedace)
- Lepidomeda vittata Cope, 1874 (Little Colorado spinedace)
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Lepidomeda in FishBase. August 2011 version.
- (Simons & Mayden 1997).
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