Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
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. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this 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) .