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Skiffia francesae Kingston, 1978

Golden skiffia, Tiro, Golden sawfish goodeid



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1979

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild


A species currently extinct in the wild (Contreras-Balderas & Almada-Villela, 1996). Plans for reintroduction are unknown.





Biology & Ecology










Contreras-Balderas, S. & Almada-Villela, P. (1996). Skiffia francesae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 23 September 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.

Lyons, John et al. (2019). Distribution and current conservation status of the Mexican Goodeidae (Actinopterygii, Cyprinodontiformes). ZooKeys 885: 115-158.

Webb, Shane A. and Miller, Robert Rush. (1998). Zoogoneticus tequila, a new goodeid fish (Cyprinodontiformes) from the Ameca drainage of Mexico, and a rediagnosis of the genus. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology The University of Michigan, no. 725, 23 pp. [records of this species from Ameca drainage, Mexico]


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