Fathead minnow

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Fathead minnow
Pimephales promelas2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Pimephales
Species: P. promelas
Binomial name
Pimephales promelas
(Rafinesque, 1820)

The fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) is a species of freshwater fish. They belong to the Pimephales genus of the cyprinid family. They live in North America and central Canada.[1] This minnow has been introduced to many areas by people. They are golden and are known as the rosy red minnow. They are a feeder fish and are sold in pet stores.

References[change | change source]

  1. Page, Lawrence M. and Brooks M. Burr (1991), Freshwater Fishes, p. 129-130, Houghton Mifflin, New York, NY. ISBN 0-395-91091-9