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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Pimephales

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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pimephales notatus (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Pimephales notatus
[Bluntnose minnow]

Photo by Divino, J.N.

North America
Max. Length 10.1 cm TL
Pimephales promelas Rafinesque, 1820

Photo by Divino, J.N.
 
Pimephales promelas
[Fathead minnow]
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North America
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Pimephales tenellus
[Slim minnow]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 9.2 cm TL
Pimephales vigilax (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Pimephales vigilax
[Bullhead minnow]
4 Species of Family Cyprinidae with Genus Pimephales
(Minnows or carps)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1820 Pimephales notatus Bluntnose minnow North America 11 TL
1820 Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow North America 10.1 TL
1856 Pimephales tenellus Slim minnow North America 7 TL
1853 Pimephales vigilax Bullhead minnow North America 9.2 TL



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