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White River killfish

(Crenichthys baileyi)

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Description

The White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyi) is a species of fish in the family Goodeidae,the splitfins.It is a rare species of the Great Basin of western North America,where it is endemic to isolated warm springs in the White River drainage of eastern Nevada.Each side has two rows of dark blotches.The pelvic fins are entirely absent,while the anal fin is large,with 14 rays.The dorsal fin is set far back on the body,just above the anal fin,and is somewhat smaller than the anal fin,with 11 rays.Each side has two rows of dark blotches.The pelvic fins are entirely absent,while the anal fin is large,with 14 rays.The dorsal fin is set far back on the body,just above the anal fin,and is somewhat smaller than the anal fin,with 11 rays.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Cyprinodontiformes
Family:Goodeidae
Genus:Crenichthys
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