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Evarra tlahuacensis Meek, 1902

Endorheic dace, Mexican dace (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1901

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Chalco Lake, Tlahuac, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Meek, S. E. (1902). A contribution to the ichthyology of Mexico. Field Columbian Museum, Zoological Series v. 3 (no. 6): 63-128, Pls. 14-31.


Other references:

Alvarez, J. and Navarro, L. (1957). Los peces del Valle de México. Sec. de Marina. Dir. Pesca Indus. Conex., Méx 1957: 1-62.

Jelks, Howard L., Walsh, Stephen J., Burkhead, Noel M., Contreras-Balderas, Salvador, Díaz-Pardo, Edmundo, Hendrickson, Dean A., Lyons, J., Mandrak, Nicholas E., McCormick, Frank, Nelson, Joseph F., Platania, Steven P., Porter, Brady A., Renaud, Claude B., Schmitter-Soto, Juan Jacabo, Taylor, Eric B. and Warren, Melvin L. Jr. (2008). Conservation status of imperiled North American freshwater and diadromous fishes. Fisheries 33(8): 372-407.

Meek, Seth Eugene. (1904). The Fresh-water Fishes of Mexico North of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Zoological Series, volume 5. Chicago. 252 pp.

Miller, R. R., Williams, J. D. and Williams, J. E. (1989). Extinctions of North American fishes during the past century. Fisheries 14(6): 22-38.

Riley, Chloe. (8 September, 2015). Fish at Field Museum is Only One of its Kind in Existence. Chicago Tonight, available from: [accessed 24 May, 2016]

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Evarra tlahuacensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 31 May 2013.


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