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lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis

Lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis

Lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network. The Virgin spinedace or Virgin River spinedace, Lepidomeda mollispinus, is a cyprinid fish of the Virgin River, a tributary of the Colorado River in the United States. This spinedace is overall silvery in color, with a brassy sheen and a pattern of sooty blotches or speckles on each side. The dorsal fin has eight rays, the first two of which are spiny, the second being longer than the one closer to the frontal area. The anal fin has eight to 10 rays, usually 9. The breeding male is more brightly colored, developing a band on the anal fin, orange to red shades on the paired fins, and a spot of red or gold color at the top of the gill slit

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Detailed information
Full Name: Big Spring spinedace (Lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Fishes
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 03/28/1985 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Big Spring spinedace, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Nevada
  • US Counties in which the Big Spring spinedace, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • Countries in which the the Big Spring spinedace, Wherever found is known to occur: United States
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