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Lepidomeda is a genus of cyprinid fish, commonly known as the spinedaces, found in western North America. Of the four known species, one is extinct and two are threatened. They appear to be fairly close to the leatherside chub and the spikedaces (genus Meda), but the phylogeny and indeed the validity of the proposed "plagopterin" clade is insufficiently resolved.[1]

Spinedaces
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Lepidomeda
Cope, 1874
Type species
Lepidomeda vittata
Cope, 1874
Species

6, see text.

Synonyms

Snyderichthys Miller, 1945

SpeciesEdit

The genus contains these species:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (Simons & Mayden 1997).