Sacramento splittail

The common name is inspired by the distinctive appearance of the tail fin, in which the upper lobe is distinctly larger.

The Sacramento splittail lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, brackish environment.

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

Photo of Sacramento Splittail, photo credit: Tina Swanson News Release Previous News Release (3/21/02) Federal Register Notice (text) Federal Register Notice (pdf) More Information on: Sacramento Splittail Site Search Home More

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

Common names

Jelčík velkošupinný in Czech (česky)
Jelcík velkošupinný in Czech (česky)
Sacramento splittail in English
splittail in English
大鱗裂尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
大鳞裂尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Pogonichthys
Species : Pogonichthys macrolepidotus
Authority : Ayres, 1854