Chirostoma bartoni Jordan & Evermann, 1896:793

Alberca silverside

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Menidia bartoni Jordan & Evermann, 1896

 

The valid scientific name may be Menidia bartoni.

 

Conservation Status

Extinct (Jelks et al., 2008; Burkhead, 2012)

Last record: August 2006

IUCN status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

"the last known fish to go extinct in North America, the Alberca silverside (Chirostoma bartoni), which vanished when the Alberca caldera temporarily dried in August 2006" (Burkhead, 2012:799). Estimated date of extinction: 2006 (Burkhead, 2012)

 

Distribution

Alberca Caldera, Guanajuato, México

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Jordan, D. S. and Evermann, B. W. (1896). The Fishes of North and Middle America. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Species of Fish-Like Vertebrates Found in the Waters of North America, North of the Isthmus of Panama Part I. Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 47. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.


Other references:

Burkhead, Noel M. (2012). Extinction Rates in North American Freshwater Fishes, 1900–2010. BioScience 62(9): 798-808.

Contreras-Balderas, S. & Almada-Villela, P. (1996). Chirostoma bartoni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 23 September 2012.

de Buén, F. (1940). Huevos, crias, larvas y jovenes de Chirostoma del Lago de Patzcuaro. Trab. Estac. Limnol. Patzcuaro 3: 1-14.

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.

Mercado Silva, N. 2019. Chirostoma bartoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T4689A3011880. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T4689A3011880.en. Accessed on 10 July 2022.

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3315#.UF8JnrIgeSp

 

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