A new species of the live-bearing fish genus Poeciliopsis from northern Mexico (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae)

By Conway, Kevin W & Mariana Mateos, Robert C. Vrijenhoek

Zookeys, (n. 883), pp. 91-118 (28-Oct-2019). DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.883.37586


" Poeciliopsis jackschultzi sp. nov., is described based on seven specimens (17.9–26.7 mm SL) from the Río Concepción (also known as Río Magdalena), Sonora, Mexico. The new species belongs to the Leptorhaphis species group and can be distinguished from other members of this group by features of the skeleton and colouration. The new species is sympatric with P. occidentalis, a hybridogenetic all-female biotype P. monacha-occidentalis, and hybrids between P. monacha-occidentalis females and P. jackschultzi males. The distribution of P. jackschultzi is highly restricted, and the main habitat, spring-fed marshy streams and pools, is susceptible to loss and degradation in a desert environment with increasing human water demand "

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, North America.

Language: English

Conway, Kevin W & Mariana Mateos, Robert C. Vrijenhoek. 2019. "A new species of the live-bearing fish genus Poeciliopsis from northern Mexico (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae)". Zookeys. (n. 883), pp. 91-118 (ffm00905) (abstract)