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Plagopterus argentissimus
(woundfin)

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Plagopterus argentissimus (woundfin)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Plagopterus argentissimus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • woundfin
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Plagopterus argentissimus Cope, 1874

Preferred Common Name

  • woundfin

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Cypriniformes
  •                         Family: Cyprinidae
  •                             Genus: Plagopterus
  •                                 Species: Plagopterus argentissimus

References

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Heckmann R, 2009. The fate of an endangered fish species (Plagopterus argentissimus) due to an invasive fish introduction (Cyprinella lutrensis) infected with Asian tapeworm (Bothriocephalus argentissimus): recovery methods. Proceedings of Parasitology, No.47:43-52.

Heckmann RA, 2000. Asian Tapeworm, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Yamaguti, 1934) a recent cestode introduction into the western United States of America: control methods and effect on endangered fish populations. Proceedings of Parasitology, 29:1-24.

NatureServe, 2006. Downloadable animal datasets, NatureServe Central Databases. Arlington, Virginia, USA: NatureServe. http://www.natureserve.org/getData

US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2008. The Virgin River fishes: Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) and Virgin River chub (Gila seminuda) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation. Woundfin and Virgin River chub 5-Year Review., USA: US Fish and Wildlife Service.