Male in aquarium
A male of Cyprinodon maya in the aquarium of Michael Schneider [Germany]. Photo by Michael Schneider. (02-Feb-2014). determiner Michael Schneider

Family
Cyprinodontidae

Genus
Cyprinodon

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
11-Feb-2014

Cyprinodon maya Humphries & Miller, 1981

Cachorrito gigante; Maya pupfish.


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Original description as Cyprinodon maya:

  • Humphries, Julian & R.R. Miller. 1981. "A remarkable species flock of pupfishes, genus Cyprinodon, from Yucat√°n, Mexico". Copeia. v. 1981(n. 1), pp. 52-64 (ffm00180) (abstract)

Conservation: Cyprinodon maya is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (1996). The negative impact of exotic species on the Lake Chichancanab Cyprinodon fauna has been documented by Strecker (2006).