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); albivelis: Named for its dorsal and anal pigmentations (albus = white) in nuptial males.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
North America: Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43452); 4.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6 - 10. Strikingly white, one third or more of the dorsal and anal fins in nuptial males, when viewed in clear, shallow water as a brilliant, milky- to pearly-white flag with a proximal, blackened blotch on its posterior margin. Terminal caudal bar strongly developed in adult males. First dorsal fin ray not modified, narrower than or only as broad as the second. Breast fully scaled. Modally 9 dorsal and anal fin rays; 27 lateral line scales; 28 total vertebrae.
Occur at relatively high elevations (1800-2300 m).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), 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 (14 of 100) .