Male in the aquarium
A male of Megupsilon aporus in the aquarium of the Museum of Zoology of the University of Nuevo León (1991). Photo by Andreas Tveteraas. determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cyprinodontidae

Genus
Megupsilon

Status
valid


Last updated on:
27-Feb-2013

Megupsilon aporus Miller & Walters, 1972

Cachorrito enano del Potosí; Catarina pupfish.


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Original description as Megupsilon aporus:

  • Miller, Robert Rush & V. Walters. 1972. "A new genus of cyprinodontid fish from Nuevo Leon, Mexico". Contributions in Science (Los Angeles). (n. 233), pp. 1-13 (ffm00211)

Conservation: Megupsilon aporus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EW) extinct in the wild (1996). Reported extinct in 1994 by Burkhead (2012).