Notropis amecae Chernoff & Miller, 1986

Ameca shiner, carpita del Ameca



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 21 April 1969 (Miller et al., 1989:26)

Rediscovered in 2001

Last record: 2008 (Domínguez, 2019)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



Río Ameca, Mexico












Original scientific description:

Chernoff, Barry and Miller, Robert Rush. (1986). Fishes of the Notropis calientis complex with a key to the southern shiners of Mexico. Copeia 1986(1): 170-183. [Abstract]


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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Domínguez, O. (2019). Notropis amecae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T14881A546437. Downloaded on 26 October 2021.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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.

López-López, E., L. Favari, L. Martínez-Tabche, M. Madrigal and Soto, C. 2003. Hazard assessment of a mixture of pollutants from a sugar industry to three fish species of Western Mexico by the responses of enzymes and lipid peroxidation. B. Environ. Contam. Tox 70(4): 739-745.

López-López, Eugenia and Paulo-Maya, Joel. (2001). Changes in the fish assemblages in the upper Río Ameca, Mexico. Journal Freshwater Ecology 16(2): 179-187.

Miller, R. R. and Fitzimons, J. M. (1971). Ameca splendens, a new genus and species of goodeid fish from western Mexico, with remarks on the classification of the Goodeidae. Copeia (1): 1-13.

Miller, R.R., Minckley, W.L. and Morris, S.M. 2005. Freshwater Fishes of Mexico. The University of Chicago Press., Chicago, USA.

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.

NORMA Oficial Mexicana: NOM-059-SEMARNAT. 2010. Protección ambiental-Especies nativas de México de flora y fauna silvestres-Categorías de riesgo y especificaciones para su inclusión, exclusión o cambio-Lista de especies en riesgo.

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

Vázquez-Gutiérrez, F. 1994. Desarrollo urbano e industrial de las cuencas de México. Memorias del curso de limnología aplicada: 34-39.

Webb, S. A. and Miller, R. R. (1998). Zoogoneticus tequila, a new goodeid fish (Cyprinodontiformes) fiom the Ameca drainage of Mexico, and a rediagnosis of the genus. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan. 725(23): 1-23.

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