Flashback Friday: Attractive Acne?

What's with the bumps? Today's Flashback Friday gets up close and personal with the Sacramento splittail. At first glance, the little raised dots on the head of Read More…

Flashback Friday: In the Thick of It

In today's Flashback Friday, we go deep into the bushes in search of the Sacramento splittail. Sometimes the riverine habitat we work in doesn’t even resemble a Read More…

In the thick of it

Sometimes the riverine habitat we work in doesn’t even resemble a river – at least not at first glace. A good example is when we sample seasonally Read More…

Attractive acne?

At first glance, the little raised dots on the head of this Sacramento splittail might resemble small pimples, but they are actually structures called nuptial tubercles: small, Read More…

Floodplain fish

A species named for its appearance, the Sacramento splittail (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) is a large, native cyprinid minnow with a deeply forked caudal fin (tail) that is found Read More…