Male from Laguna Seca
A male of Characodon lateralis from Laguna Seca, Mezquital drainage [Durango], in the aquarium.Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (22-Apr-2013). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas






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Characodon lateralis Günther, 1866

Mexcalpique arcoiris; Rainbow characodon.

Original description as Characodon lateralis:


  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1866. "Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, Esocidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae, in the collection of the British Museum". Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. v. 6, pp. 1-368 (ffm04521)

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Conservation: Characodon lateralis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2018). Of the more than fifteen known localities where Characodon lateralis has been known to inhabit during the last fifty years, they just remain nowadays in six, and they may disappear very soon from localities where they localities where they remain, all highly vulnerable.

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