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Family
Gobiesocidae

Genus
Gobiesox

Status
valid


Last updated on:
06-May-2022

Gobiesox juniperoserrai Espinosa-Pérez & Castro-Aguirre, 1996

Cucharta de Baja California; Peninsular clingfish.


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Original description as Gobiesox juniperoserrai:

ZooBank:CF7CF648-794B-4CDF-82F0-97CD1C3A3BE3.

  • Espinosa-Pérez, Héctor & J.L. Castro-Aguirre. 1996. "A new freshwater clingfish (Pisces: Gobiesocidae) from Baja California Sur, México". Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. 95(3):120-126 (ffm00390) (abstract)

Conservation: Gobiesox juniperoserrai is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2018). Gobiesox juniperoserrai is a microendemic desert species restricted to Pozas del Vado creek in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The species is severely threatened by over extraction of water resources and droughts caused by climate change. No specimens have been found since 1986, when the three specimens of the type series were collected, despite extensive search efforts from 2009 to 2014 (Schmitter-Soto, 2019; Ruiz‑Campos et al., 2014:1243).