Male in aquarium
Lucania parva from the Pecos River, Rio Grande drainage [Texas]. Photographed at the Endangered Species Refuge (Centro de Resguardo de Peces en Peligro) of the University of Nuevo León [Monterrey]. Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (11-Jul-2013). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Lucania parva (Baird & Girard, 1855)

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Original description as Cyprinodon parvus:


  • Baird, Spencer F.. 1855. "Report on the fishes observed on the coast of New Jersey and Long Island during the summer of 1854". Smithsonian Institution Annual Report. 9:317-352 (ffm00210)

Synonyms (2):

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