Male at Los Mezquites River
A male of Cyprinella xanthicara feeding at Los Mezquites River, Cuatro CiƩnegas valley [Coahuila]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas



Last updated on:

Cyprinella xanthicara (Minckley & Lytle, 1968)

Become a subscriber

Unlock the full content of this and all other documents, images, and videos by becoming a subscriber of the Freshwater Fishes of Mexico. Get the best information about Mexican freshwater fish! You can also open the full profile for everyone to see by sponsor this species and support the Freshwater Fishes of Mexico

subscribe login

Original description as Notropis xanthicara:


  • Minckley, Wendell L & G.L. Lytle. 1969. "Notropis xanthicara, a new cyprinid fish from the Cuatro Cienegas basin, north-central Mexico". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 82:491-502 (ffm00120)

Conservation: Cyprinella xanthicara is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.