Relict splitfin

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Relict splitfin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Goodeidae
Genus: Xenoophorus
C. L. Hubbs & C. L. Turner, 1939
Species: X. captivus
Binomial name
Xenoophorus captivus
(C. L. Hubbs, 1924)

The relict splitfin (Xenoophorus captivus) is a species of splitfin endemic to the Pánuco River system in Mexico.[1] It feeds on algae. This species grows to 6 centimetres (2.4 in) in length. It is found in the aquarium trade. It is the only known member of its genus.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Xenoophorus captivus" in FishBase. August 2012 version.
  2. ^ Contreras-Balderas, S. & Almada-Villela, P. 1996. Xenoophorus captivus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 August 2007.