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Profundulus mixtlanesis Ornelas-García, Martínez-Ramírez & Doadrio, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Profundulidae (Middle American killifishes)
Etymology: Profundulus: Latin, profundus = deep (Ref. 45335);  mixtlanesis: Derived from the word 'Mixtlan' in the Nahuatl language. The Tenoch culture used to call Mixtlan the region where the new species occurs. Mixtlan is a compound word, consisting of words Mixtli (cloud) and -Tlan (place). It means 'the place of the clouds'.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Central America: Oaxaca, Mexico in the following river systems: Colorado River, Atoyaquillo River, the Atoyac river basin, and the Mixteco river basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106146)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal soft rays: 12 - 21. Profundulus mixtlanensis can be diagnosed from other congeners by the following characters: a pronounced lower jaw; 30-35 lateral scales; lack dark body spotting on the posterior half of the body caused by melanization of the base of the scales; in lateral view, dorsal profile of the head shows a concavity just above the supra-occipital crest, which quickly reaches a flat profile posteriorly, an attribute that becomes more pronounced with age; body height <2/3 of SL; pre-pectoral distance <1/3 of SL; distance between ventral and anal fins 15% of SL; caudal peduncle depth 13% of SL; post-anal length 15% of SL; head length 26-28% of SL; preorbital length 26-30% of HL; eye diameter 26-28% of SL; anal-fin length 16-17% of SL; 30-35 lateral scales; 12-21 anal-fin rays; 14-17 pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 106146).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in springs at altitudes between 710 and 2,300, but mostly above 2000 m (Ref. 106146).

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Ornelas-García, C.P., E. Martinez-Ramírez and I. Doadrio, 2015. A new species of killifish of the family Profundulidae from the highlands of the Mixteca region, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 86(4):926-933. (Ref. 106146)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00492 - 0.03219), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .