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

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

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



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

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

 
Pimephales tenellus
[Slim minnow]



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

Photo by Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Pimephales vigilax
[Bullhead minnow]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose minnow North America 11 TL 1820
Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow North and Central America 10.1 TL 1820
Pimephales tenellus Slim minnow North America 7 TL 1856
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead minnow North America 9.2 TL 1853



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