Male in the aquarium
A male of Cyprinodon veronicae in the aquarium of Michael Schneider [Germany]. Photo by Michael Schneider. (11-Mar-2014).

Family
Cyprinodontidae

Genus
Cyprinodon

Status
valid


Last updated on:
24-Jan-2014

Cyprinodon veronicae Lozano-Vilano & Contreras-Valderas, 1993

Cachorrito de Charco Azul; Charco pupfish.


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Original description as Cyprinodon veronicae:

  • Lozano Vilano, María de Lourdes & S. Contreras-Balderas. 1993. "Four new species of Cyprinodon from southern Nuevo León, Mexico, with a key to the C. eximius complex (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae)". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 4(n. 4), pp. 295-308 (ffm00176)

Conservation: Cyprinodon veronicae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (1996). Extinct in nature, with just captive populations surviving (Miller, 2006). Reported extinct in 1964 by Burkhead (2012).