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Cyprinodon pisteri  Miller & Minckley, 2002

Palomas pupfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes) > Cyprinodontinae
Etymology: Cyprinodon: Latin, cyprinus = carp + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  pisteri: Named for Edwin P. Pister.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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North America: restricted to the Lago de Guzmán basin of northern Chihuahua in Mexico and possibly southwestern New Mexico, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43452); 4.9 cm (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-11; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11; Vertebrae: 25 - 27. In breeding males dorsal fin dusky to black, not yellow or orange; band on caudal fin narrow (narrower that eye-diameter) and often diffuse or absent; first dorsal fin ray thickened and spikelike; ocellus usually well developed in dorsal fin of females, no anal fin ocellus; breast fully scaled; modally 10 dorsal and anal fin rays; 7 pelvic fin rays, 25-28 (mode 26) scales in lateral line and modally 26 vertebrae (Ref. 43452).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in springs, ciénegas, shorelines and cutoff channels of rivers and creeks, even colonizing ephemeral canals and ditches along roadsides (Ref. 43452). Distinct pairing during breeding. (Ref. 205). Demersal eggs with adhesive threads (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaborators

Minckley, W.L., R.R. Miller and S.M. Norris, 2002. Three new pupfish species, Cyprinodon (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae), from Chihuahua, Mexico, and Arizona, USA. Copeia 2002(3):687-705. (Ref. 43452)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00418 - 0.02181), b=3.14 (2.94 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .