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Cyprinodon longidorsalis  Lozano-Vilano & Contreras-Balderas, 1993

La Palma 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);  longidorsalis: Name frm Latin 'longus' meaning long and 'dorsalis' for dorsum, referring to the long dorsal fin; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Central America: Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26729)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is unique in having the following characters: a long depressed dorsal reaching posteriorly from 3/4 of the length of caudal peduncle to caudal base; dorsal origin in front of pelvic fin; 0-2 teeth on fourth ceratobranchial; lips as thick or thicker than pupil diameter, lower one wide with a marked fold in the cleft; males golden blue from head to body, with 7-8 bars, the first 3-4 only on dorsum, the others to venter; females with central regular ocellus of dorsal fin larger than pupil (Ref. 26729).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Area of collection, Charco La Palma, during spring has water temperature of 21°C, clear with muddy bottom easily roiled; algae predominant, with some submerged terrestrials, and formerly with swampy outlet that extended 2-3 m 'downstream' SE, is now dry (Ref. 26729). Not a seasonal killifish and difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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

Lozano-Vilano, M. de L. and S. Conteras-Balderas, 1993. Four new species of Cyprinodon from southern Nuevo León, Mexico, with a key to the C. eximius complex (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(4):295-308. (Ref. 26729)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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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=0.01000 (0.00452 - 0.02213), b=3.24 (3.06 - 3.42), 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 (13 of 100) .