The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Azurina eupalama Heller & Snodgrass, 1903

Galápagos damsel(fish)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last Record

1982 (1983?)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Galápagos Islands


Biology & Ecology




Ichthyology 29536 (3 specimens; sexes unspecified)


See for full details of the collection of the specimen.






Original scientific description:

Heller, Edmund and Snodgrass, Robert Evans. (1903). Papers from the Hopkins Stanford Galapagos expedition, 1898-1899. XV. New fishes. Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences 5: 189-229.


Other references:

Allen, G., Robertson, R., Rivera, R.,Edgar, G., Merlen, G., Zapata, F. & Barraza, E. (2010). Azurina eupalama. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 25 July 2012.

Grove, J. S. and Lavenberg, R. J. (1997). Fishes of the Galápagos Islands. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. 863 pp. [pp. 473-474]

McCosker, John E. and Rosenblatt, Richard H. (2010). The Fishes of the Galápagos Archipelago: An Update. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 61(suppl.II, no.11): 167-195.


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