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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Leuciscidae Minnows
Subfamily: Laviniinae
Genus: Ptychocheilus

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North America
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Ptychocheilus grandis (Ayres, 1854)

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Ptychocheilus grandis
[Sacramento pikeminnow]



North America
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Ptychocheilus lucius Girard, 1856

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Ptychocheilus lucius
[Colorado pikeminnow]



North America
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Ptychocheilus oregonensis (Richardson, 1836)

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Ptychocheilus oregonensis
[Northern pikeminnow]
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Max. Length 44 cm TL

 
Ptychocheilus umpquae
[Umpqua pikeminnow]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ptychocheilus grandis Sacramento pikeminnow North America 140 TL 1854
Ptychocheilus lucius Colorado pikeminnow North America 180 TL 1856
Ptychocheilus oregonensis Northern pikeminnow North America 63 TL 1836
Ptychocheilus umpquae Umpqua pikeminnow North America 44 TL 1908



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