The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Cyprinodon alvarezi Miller, 1976

Potosi pupfish

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1996 or prior

 

Distribution

Mexico

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

Photographs of the Potosi Pupfish (Cyprinodon alvarezi) in an aquarium environment can be seen here: https://www.killi.co.uk/speciesProfile/Cyprinodon/alvarezi/

 

References

Original scientific description:

Miller, R. R. (1976). Four new Pupfishes of the genus Cyprinodon from México, with a key to the C. Eximius complex. Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 75: 68-75.

 

Other references:

Bullido, Juan Vicente Pérez (2003). Cyprinodon - Cyprinodon alvarezi "El Potosí". Sociedad Española de Killis, April 2003.

Contreras-Balderas, S. & Almada-Villela, P. (1996). Cyprinodon alvarezi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 22 July 2012.

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.

Lozano-Vilano, M. L. and Maza-Benignos, M. De La. (2016). Diversity and status of Mexican killifishes. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13186 [Abstract]

https://www.fishbase.us/summary/Cyprinodon-alvarezi.html

https://www.arkive.org/potosi-pupfish/cyprinodon-alvarezi/image-G64814.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/5892418/Extinct-fish-bred-by-British-zoo.html

 

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