Chapalichthys pardalis Álvarez, 1963

Polka-dot splitfin, Alien splitfin (as C. peraticus)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chapalichthys peraticus Álvarez, 1963


Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild?

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct in the Wild)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Álvarez del Villar, J. 1963. Ictiologia Michoacána. 3. Los Peces de San Juanico y de Tocumbo. Anales de la Escuela Nacional de la Ciencias Biológicas 12(1-4): 111-138.


Other references:

Domínguez-Domínguez, O.N. Mercado-Silva, and J. Lyons. 2005. Conservation status of Mexican goodeids; problems, perspectives and solutions, p. 495-504. In: Proceedings of the II International Symposium on Livebearing Fishes. M. C. Uribe-Aranzabal and H. Griers (eds.). New Life Publications, Homestead, Florida.

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. Chapalichthys pardalis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T191705A1999656. Downloaded on 15 February 2020.

Miller, R.R. 2005. Freshwater fishes of Mexico. University of Chicago Press – Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Chicago, USA.

Miller, R.R., Minckley, W.L. and Norris, S.R. 2005. Freshwater fishes of México. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Robins, C.R., Bailey, R.M., Bond, C.E., Brooker, J.R., Lachner, E.A., Lea, R.N. and Scott, W.B. 1991. World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada.


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