The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Lepidomeda altivelis Miller & Hubbs, 1960:26

Pahranagat spinedace



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1938 (Miller et al. 1989)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Nevada, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Miller, Robert Rush and Hubbs, Carl L. (1960). The Spiny-rayed Cyprinid Fishes (Plagopterini) of the Colorado River System. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 115: 1-39, 3 plates.


Other references:

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

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.

Miller, Robert Rush. (1961). Man and the changing fish fauna of the American southwest. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 46: 365-404.

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.

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


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