Male in the aquarium
A male of Chapalichthys encaustus from Orandino dam, Lerma drainage [Michoacán] in the Aquaculture laboratory (Acualab) of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Morelia [Michoacán], in charge of Omar Domínguez Domínguez. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (06-Nov-2014). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Goodeidae

Sub-family
Goodeinae

Tribe
Chapalichthyini

Genus
Chapalichthys

Status
valid


Last updated on:
19-Sep-2012

Chapalichthys encaustus (Jordan & Snyder, 1899)

Barred splitfin; Pintito de Ocotlán.


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Original description as Characodon encaustus:

  • Jordan, David Starr & J. O. Snyder. 1899. "Notes on a collection of fishes from the rivers of Mexico, with description of twenty new species". Bulletin of the U.S. Fish Commission. v. 19, pp. 115-147 (ffm00041)

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