Mylopharodon conocephalus (Baird & Girard, 1854)
photo by Allison, A.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Sacramento-San Joaquin and Russian River drainages in California, USA.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8. Body long, slender; brown to dusky bronze above (darkest on large individuals; silver side; dorsal-fin origin behind pelvic-fin origin; 69-81 scales on lateral line; 8 dorsal rays; premaxillary frenum present; snout long, pointed; large, terminal mouth reaching front of eye; pharyngeal teeth 2,5-4,2 (Ref. 86798).
Biology:  Inhabits deep, rock- and sand-bottomed pools of small to large rivers (Ref. 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 May 2012 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.11.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.05.94

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