Orestias cuvieri Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846

Titicaca orestias, Amanto, Lake Titicaca orestias



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1937 (1939?)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Lake Titicaca (Bolivia and Peru)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Valenciennes in: Cuvier, Georges & A. Valenciennes. (1846). Suite du livre dix-huitième. Cyprinoïdes. Livre dix-neuvième. Des ésoces ou lucioïdes.

Other references:

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

Garrigos, Yareli Esquer et al. (2013). Non-invasive ancient DNA protocol for fluid-preserved specimens and phylogenetic systematics of the genus Orestias (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae). Zootaxa 3640(3): 373-394.

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", pp. 271-331. In: MacPhee, R. D. E. (ed.). Extinctions in Near Time. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Lauzanne, L. (1992). The Orestias. VI.5 fish fauna, VI5a native species, pp. 405-419. In: Dejoux, C. and Iltis, A. (eds.). Lake Titicaca. A synthesis of limnological knowledge. Monographiae biologiae 68. Kluwer, Leiden.

Parenti, L. R. (1984). A taxonomic revision of the Andean killifish genus Orestias (Cyprinodontiformes, Cyprinodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 178: 107-214.

Tchernavin, V. V. (1944). A Revision of the Subfamily Orestiinæ. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 114(1-2): 140-233.

Van Damme, P. A., F. Carvajal-Vallejos, J. Sarmiento, S. Barrera, K. Osinaga, and G. Miranda-Chumacero. (2009). Peces, pp. 25-90. In: Libro rojo de la fauna Silvestre de vertebrados de Bolivia. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua, La Paz.

Vila, I., Pardo, R. and Scott, S. (2007). Freshwater fishes of the Altiplano. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society 10: 201-211.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Orestias cuvieri. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Downloaded on 01 February 2012.


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