Allotoca goslinei Smith & Miller, 1987

Banded allotoca



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 2004 (Koeck, 2019)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



Jalisco, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Smith, Michael Leonard and Miller, Robert Rush. (1987). Allotoca goslinei, A New Species of Goodeid Fish from Jalisco, Mexico. Copeia 1987(3): 610-616. [Abstract]


Other references:

Arthington, A. H. (1989). Impacts of introduced and translocated freshwater fishes in Australia. In: S.S. De SIlva (ed.), Exotic aquatic organisms in Asia, pp. 7-20. Asian Fisheries Society Special Publication.

Dalrymple, S. E., Abeli, T., Ewen, J. G., Gilbert, T. C., Hogg, C. J., Lloyd, N. A., Moehrenschlager, A., Rodríguez, J. P. and Smith, D. (2023). Addressing Threats and Ecosystem Intactness to Enable Action for Extinct in the Wild Species. Diversity 15: 268.

Doadrio, I. and Dominguez-Dominguez, O. (2004). Phylogenetic relationships within the fish family Goodeidae based on cytochrome b sequence data. Mol Phylogenet Evol 31(416-430).

Dominguez-Dominguez, O., Nandini, S. and Sarma, S.S.S. (2002). Larval feeding behaviour of the endangered fish golden bubblebee goodeid, Allotoca dugesi, implications for conservation of an endangered species. Fisheries Management Ecology 9: 289-291.

Helmus, M.R., Allen, L.B., Dominguez-Dominguez, O., Díaz Pardo, E., Gesundheit, P., Lyons, J. and Mercado Silva, N. (2009). Threatened fishes of the world: Allotoca goslinei Smith and Miller, 1987 (Goodeidae). Environmental Biology of Fish 84: 197-198.

Hieronimus, H. (1995). Die Hochlandkärpflinge. Die Neue Brehm Bücherei Bd. 610, Westarp Wissenschaften, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Magdeburg.

Jelks, H.L., Walsh, S.J., Burkhead, N.M., Contreras-Balderas, S., Díaz-Pardo, E., Hendrickson, D.A., Lyons, J., Mandrak, N.E., McCormick, F., Nelson, J.S., Platania, S.P., Porter, B.A., Renaud, C.B., Jacobo Schmitter-Soto, J., Taylor, E.B. and Warren, M.L., Jr. (2008). Conservation status of imperiled North American freshwater and diadromous fishes. Fisheries 33(8): 372-407.

Koeck, M. (2019). Allotoca goslinei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T191696A1998432. Accessed on 10 June 2022.

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

Smith, Donal et al. (2023). Extinct in the wild: The precarious state of Earth’s most threatened group of species. Science 379(6634): eadd2889.

Webb, S. A., Graves, J. A., Macias-Garcia, C., Magurran, A. E., Foighil, D. Ó., and Ritchie, M. G. (2004). Molecular phylogeny of the livebearing Goodeidae (Cyprinodontiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30: 527-544.

Wischnath, L. (1993). Atlas of livebearers of the world. T.F.H. Publications, Inc, Neptune City.


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