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

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North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hybognathus amarus (Girard, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Hybognathus amarus
[Rio Grande silvery minnow]



North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hybognathus argyritis Girard, 1856

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Hybognathus argyritis
[Western silvery minnow]



North America
Max. Length 9.7 cm TL
Hybognathus hankinsoni Hubbs, 1929

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Hybognathus hankinsoni
[Brassy minnow]



North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hybognathus hayi Jordan, 1885

Photo by Photo by Love, J.W.
 
Hybognathus hayi
[Cypress minnow]



North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hybognathus nuchalis Agassiz, 1855

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Hybognathus nuchalis
[Mississippi silvery minnow]



North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Hybognathus placitus Girard, 1856

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Hybognathus placitus
[Plains minnow]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hybognathus regius Girard, 1856

Photo by Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Hybognathus regius
[Eastern silvery minnow]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hybognathus amarus Rio Grande silvery minnow North America 10 TL 1856
Hybognathus argyritis Western silvery minnow North America 12 TL 1856
Hybognathus hankinsoni Brassy minnow North America 9.7 TL 1929
Hybognathus hayi Cypress minnow North America 12 TL 1885
Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi silvery minnow North America 18 TL 1855
Hybognathus placitus Plains minnow North America 13 TL 1856
Hybognathus regius Eastern silvery minnow North America 15 TL 1856



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