Notropis saladonis Hubbs & Hubbs, 1958

Salado shiner, sardinita de salado



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct (Burkhead, 2012)

Last record: before 1988 (October 1966 or after)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


Estimated extinction date: 1992 (Burkhead, 2012)



Coahuila, Mexico


Biology & Ecology




18 paratypes


TU 95985 (28 fish)






Original scientific description:

Hubbs, Carl L. and Hubbs, Clark. (1958). Notropis saladonis, a New Cyprinid Fish Endemic in the Río Salado of Northeastern México. Copeia 1958(4): 297-307.

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.

Bennett, M.G. and Conway, K.W. 2010. An overview of North America’s diminutive freshwater fish fauna. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 21: 63-72.

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

S. Contreras-Balderas, 2001 (Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico, 2004

Contreras-Balderas, S. & Almada-Villela, P. (1996). Notropis saladonis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 09 July 2011.

Contreras-Balderas, S., Almada-Villela, P., de Lourdes Lozano-Vilano, M. and Garcia-Ramirez, M.E. 2003. Freshwater fish at risk or extinct in Mexico. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 12: 241–251.

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

Harrison, I.J. and Stiassny, M.L.J. 1999. The Quiet Crisis. A preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the world that are Extinct or “Missing in Action". In: R.D.E. MacPhee (ed.) Extinctions in Near Time, pp. 271-331. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

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

IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1988. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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. Notropis saladonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T14894A546742. Accessed on 20 June 2022.

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


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