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Algansea amecae Pérez-Rodríguez, Pérez-Ponce de León, Domínguez-Domínguez & Doadrio, 2009

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Original description as Algansea amecae:


  • Pérez Rodríguez, Rodolfo & Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León, Omar Domínguez-Domínguez, Ignacio Doadrio. 2009. "A new species of Algansea (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from the Ameca River basin". Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 80:483-490 (ffm00093) (abstract)

Conservation: Algansea amecae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2018). Extensive sampling within the Ameca River (with the main tributaries of the basin included) by López-López & Maya, 2001 reported the absence of Algansea at all collecting sites. These authors pointed out that the construction of dams, pollution from the sugar industry which dominates the upper Ameca basin, and wastewater from the city of Ameca have caused major environmental deterioration of the upper Ameca River basin. Currently, there is only a small population of A. amecae, in a tributary of the Ameca River in the town of La Coronilla. The small and localized nature of this population and the general recent deterioration of the upper Ameca River system make A. amecae highly vulnerable to extinction (from Dominguez-Castanedo, 2019).