Empetrichthys latos concavus Miller, 1948

Raycraft Ranch poolfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: September 1953 (Sokol, 1954); c.1958 (Miller, 1961 fide Miller et al. 1989:31)



Pahrump Valley, Nevada, USA


Biology & Ecology




USNM 00112071 (sex not specified): collected by F. H. Miller & R. R. Miller (1942) from Pahrump Valley, Nevada, USA (https://www.fishbase.org/museum/SpecOccurrences.php?catnum2=1163049)


SU 19243 (sex not specified): collected by O. M. Sokol & M. W. Kimnach (1953) from Pahrump Valley, Nevada, USA. (https://research.calacademy.org/redirect?url=https://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/collection/index.asp&xAction=getrec&LotID=119243&table=vIchCollWeb2)






Original scientific description:

Miller, Robert Rush. (1948). The cyprinodont fishes of the Death Valley system of eastern California and southwestern Nevada. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich. 68: 1-155.


Other references:

Campbell, D. C. and Piller, K. R. (2017). Let’s jump in: A phylogenetic study of the great basin springfishes and poolfishes, [i]Crenichthys[/i] and Empetrichthys (Cyprinodontiformes: Goodeidae). PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185425.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Huber, J. H. (1996). Empetrichthys latos concavus. FishBase (https://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=6235). Downloaded on December 12, 2010.

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.

Miller, Robert Rush. (1961). Man and the changing fish fauna of the American southwest. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 46: 365-404.

Miller, R. R., Williams, J. D. and Williams, J. E. (1989). Extinctions of North American fishes during the past century. Fisheries 14(6): 22-38.

Sokol, O. (1954). To the desert for fishes. Aquarium J. 25: 178-182.


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