Cyprinodon longidorsalis Lozano-Vilano & Contreras-Balderas, 1993

Charco Palma pupfish, La Palma pupfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 1994

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



Charco La Palma spring, Neuvo Leon, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lozano-Vilano, M. d. L. and Conteras-Balderas, Salvador. (1993). Four new species of Cyprinodon from southern Nuevo León, Mexico, with a key to the C. eximius complex (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters. 4(4): 295-308.

Other references:

Baumsteiger, J., and Moyle, P.B. 2017. Assessing extinction. BioScience 67(4): 357-366.

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). Cyprinodon longidorsalis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 22 July 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.

Koldewey, H., Cliffe, A., and Zimmerman, B. 2013. Breeding programme priorities and management techniques for native and exotic freshwater fishes in Europe. International Zoo Yearbook 47: 93-101.

Lozano-Vilano, M.L. and Maza-Benignos, M. 2017. Diversity and status of Mexican killifishes. Journal of Fish Biology 90(1): 3-38. [Abstract]

Maas, P.H.J. (2011). Extinct in the Wild. In: TSEW (2012). The Sixth Extinction Website. ( Downloaded on 22 July 2012.

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

Valdes Gonzales, A. (2019). Cyprinodon longidorsalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T6174A3107266. Accessed on 11 June 2022.


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