The relict splitfin (Xenoophorus captivus) is a species of splitfin endemic to the Pánuco River system in Mexico. It feeds on algae. This species grows to 6 centimetres (2.4 in) in length.[2] It is found in the aquarium trade.[1] It is the only known member of its genus.[3]

Relict splitfin
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Goodeidae
Subfamily: Goodeinae
Genus: Xenoophorus
C. L. Hubbs & C. L. Turner, 1939
X. captivus
Binomial name
Xenoophorus captivus
(C. L. Hubbs, 1924)

Goodea captiva Hubbs 1924


  1. ^ a b Koeck, M. & Daniels, A. (2019). "Xenoophorus captivus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2019: e.T23116A2783687. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T23116A2783687.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Xenoophorus captivus" in FishBase. August 2012 version.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Xenophorus". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 22 September 2019.