Male in the aquarium
A male of Xenotoca eiseni from Compostela [Nayarit] in the Aquaculture laboratory (Acualab) of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Morelia [Michoacán], in charge of Omar Domínguez Domínguez. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (06-Nov-2014). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Goodeidae

Sub-family
Goodeinae

Tribe
Chapalichthyini

Genus
Xenotoca

Status
valid


Last updated on:
29-Apr-2022

Xenotoca eiseni (Rutter, 1896)

Mexcalpique cola roja; Redtail splitfin.


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Original description as Characodon eiseni:

ZooBank:B65D330C-93C7-4A48-A847-1FCBBDF8198A.

  • Rutter, Cloudsley M. 1896. "Notes on fresh water fishes of the Pacific slope of North America. II. The fishes of Rio Yaqui, Sonora, with the description of a new genus of Siluridae". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 6:255-262 (ffm04522)

Conservation: Xenotoca eiseni is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2018). Xenotoca eiseni is potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation caused by sedimentation, chemical pollution, overextraction of water resources, competition and predation from invasive alien species and anthropogenic modifications to flow regimes (from Köck, 2019). Many populations have disappeared owing to lack of water, habitat destruction, and introductions of non-native species, and only a handful of small populations remain. X. eiseni survives in small numbers in just a few springs and streams (Lyons et al., 2019:144).