Zoogoneticus tequila Webb & Miller, 1998

Crescent goodeid, Crescent zoe



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Formerly extinct in the wild.





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Webb, Shane A. and Miller, Robert Rush. (1998). Zoogoneticus tequila, a new goodeid fish (Cyprinodontiformes) from the Ameca drainage of Mexico, and a rediagnosis of the genus. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology The University of Michigan, no. 725, 23 pp. [records of this species from Ameca drainage, Mexico]

Other references:

De La Vega-Salazar, M., Avila-Luna, E., & Macias-Garcia, C. (2003b). Threatened fishes of the world: Zoogoneticus tequila Webb & Miller 1998 (Goodeidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 68: 14.

De la Vega-Salazar, M. Y. (2006). Conservation status of Goodeidae familiy fishes (Cyprinodontiformes) from the Mexican central plateau. Revista de Biologia Tropical 54: 163-177.

Lyons, John et al. (2019). Distribution and current conservation status of the Mexican Goodeidae (Actinopterygii, Cyprinodontiformes). ZooKeys 885: 115-158.

Miller, R. R., Minckley, W. L., & Norris, S. M. (2005). Freshwater fishes of Mexico. University of Chicago Press. 490 pp.

Suárez-Rodríguez, M. et al. (2023). Population growth and behavioural interactions of a critically endangered fish with co-occurring native and exotic species. Freshwater Biology.


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