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Megupsilon aporus Miller & Walters, 1972

Catarina pupfish

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 2014 (extinct)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild

 

Distribution

El Potosi, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Miller, R. R. and Walters, V. (1972). A new genus of cyprinodontid fish from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 233: 1-13.

 

Other references:

Contreras-Balderas, S. & Almada-Villela, P. (1996). Megupsilon aporus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 21 July 2012.

Contreras-Balderas, S., & Lozano-Vilano, M. D. L. (1996). Extinction of most Sandia and Potosi valleys(Nuevo Leon, Mexico) endemic pupfishes, crayfishes and snails. Ichthyological exploration of freshwaters. Munchen 7(1): 33-40.

González, Arcadio Valdés et al. (2018). The extinction of the Catarina pupfish Megupsilon aporus and the implications for the conservation of freshwater fish in Mexico. Oryx. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S003060531800056X [Abstract]

Haas, R. (1979). Intergeneric hybridization in a sympatric pair of Mexican cyprinodontid fishes. Copeia 1979: 149-152. [Abstract]

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.

Liu, Robert K. and Echelle, Anthony A. (2013). Behavior of the Catarina Pupfish (Cyprinodontidae: Megupsilon aporus), a Severely Imperiled Species. The Southwestern Naturalist 58(1): 1-7. [Abstract]

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/Megupsilon-aporus.html

https://md1.csa.com/partners/viewrecord.php?requester=gs&collection=ENV&recid=4077007&q=Megupsilon+aporus&uid=791932406&setcookie=yes

https://www.dfcstore.org/desertfishes/dfc/proceed/DFC_Vol_X.pdf#page=78

 

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