The common name is inspired by the distinctive appearance of the tail fin, in which the upper lobe is distinctly larger.
The Sacramento splittail is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
The Sacramento Splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus, is a cyprinid fish native to the low-elevation waters of the Central Valley in California. It was first described by William O. Ayres in 1854. It is the sole living member of its genus, the Clear Lake splittail P. More
Sacramento splittail are hearty minnows that live in fluctuating environments and can tolerate relatively high salinities and low oxygen levels (< 1.0 mg/L). Typically they are found in estuarine environments and are commonly found in water with salinities from 10-18 ppt. More
designated the Sacramento splittail, a fish found only in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Central Valley rivers, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. More
The Sacramento splittail is a hearty minnow native to the upper San Francisco Estuary and the Central Valley in California. More
Sacramento splittail occur in Suisun Bay, Suisun Marsh, the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento-San Joaquin River Estuary (Estuary), the Estuary's tributaries (primarily the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers), the Napa River and Marsh, and the Petaluma River and Marsh. More
The Sacramento splittail (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) is a cyprinid fish endemic to the Central Valley of California with a range that centers on the San Francisco Estuary. More
The Sacramento Splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus, is a cyprinidCyprinid The Family Cyprinidae, from the Ancient Greek ??p????? , consists of the carps, the true minnows, and their relatives . They are commonly called cyprinids or carp and minnow family.... More
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decision to remove the Sacramento splittail from protection under the Endangered Species Act. More
Today, the Sacramento splittail is largely restricted to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Suisun Bay and Suisun and Napa marshes. More
The Sacramento splittail is an endemic cyprinid in the Sacramento-San Joaquin estuary. Splittail are the only extant member of their genus and listed as a California Species of Special Concern due to a considerable reduction in historic population size. More
The Sacramento Splittail, a small fish found only in California*s Central Valley, depends on floodplain habitat and has been described by the Fish and Wildlife Service as facing *potential threats from habitat loss.* Today, Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Rep. More