Clear Lake splittail

The Clear Lake splittail lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Clear Lake Splittail (Pogonichthys ciscoides) was endemic to California's Clear Lake and its tributaries until its numbers severely declined due to competition from the introduced bluegill and alterations to the flow of inlet streams. More

Clear Lake splittail were once one of the most abundant fish in Clear Lake, where the young that swarmed the shores were known as silversides (ironically, since silversides may have contributed to their extinction). More

Clear Lake splittail for shallow shoreline habitat. Other factors that may have tipped the species toward extinction were the channelization and the diversion of Clear Lake’s tributaries, where the splittail spawned. More

This dealt the final blow to the Clear Lake Splittail, which had similar feeding habits. No Clear Lake Splittails have been captured since the early 70s, and therefore they are presumed extinct. More

dubious honor to the Clear Lake splittail in 1970. At any rate, it's been a long time. Surveys turned up low numbers of juvenile Delta smelt this spring. More

demise of the Clear Lake splittail, although the effect of the silversides' introduction on California ecosystems not been much studied. More

The Clear Lake Splittail (Pogonichthys ciscoides) was endemic to California's ... Pogonichthys ciscoides. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. ... 2 Pogonichthys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pogonichthys. Girard, 1854. Species. Pogonichthys ciscoides. More

Common names

Clear Lake splittail in English
Jelčík kalifornský in Czech (česky)
裂尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
裂尾魚 in Unknown
裂尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
裂尾鱼 in Unknown

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Pogonichthys
Species : Pogonichthys ciscoides
Authority : Hopkirk, 1974