Adult feeding at Balleza River
Scartomyzon austrinum adult feeding at Balleza River at Brincadero, Grande drainage [Chihuahua]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (29-Apr-2007). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Scartomyzon austrinum Bean, 1880

Matalote chuime; Mexican redhorse.

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Original description as Myxostoma austrinum:


  • Bean, Tarleton Hoffman. 1880. "Descriptions of two species of fishes collected by Prof. A. Dugès in central Mexico". Proceeding of the United States National Museum. v. 2(n. 95), pp. 302-305 (ffm00236)

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Conservation: Scartomyzon austrinum is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018).