The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Xiphophorus couchianus (Girard, 1859)

Monterrey platyfish

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Limia couchiana Girard, 1859

 

Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild. Last recorded as pure individuals in 1967 (Almada-Villela & Contreras-Balderas, 2019). Hybrids with the Sunset platty (Xiphophorus variegatus) still remain in the wild, although are apparently rare.

 

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Biology

 

 

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References

Aguilera González, C. J. 1998. . Conservación en cautiverio de peces amenazados del noreste de México. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas. Informe final SNIB-CONABIO proyecto No. G005. México D. F.

Almada-Villela, P. & Contreras-Balderas, S. 2019. Xiphophorus couchianus (errata version published in 2019). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T23156A157724204. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T23156A157724204.en. Downloaded on 12 January 2020.

Ceballos, G., Díaz Pardo, E., Martínez Estévez, L. and Espinosa Pérez, H. 2016. Los peces dulceacuícolas de México en peligro de extinción. FCE, UNAM, CONABIO, CONANP, Mexico City.

Contreras Balderas, S and Escalante Cavazos, M.A. 1984. Distribution and Known Impacts of Exotic Fishes in Mexico in W.R. Courtenay and J.R. Staufer (eds) Distribution, Biology and Management of Exotic Fishes. The Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, pp. 102-103.
 

Cui, R, Schumer, M, Kreuesi, K., Walter, R., Andolfatto, P and Rosenthal, G. 2013. Phylogenomics reveal extensive reticuate evolution in xiphophorus fishes. Evolution.

Miller, R.R. (with the collaboration of Minckley, W.L. and Norris, S.M.). 2005. Freshwater Fishes of Mexico. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois.

 

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