Illustration of Holotype
Holotype of Chirostoma promelas as illustrated in the original description (Jordan & Snyder, 1899) and stored at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History with registration USNM 61274 (formerly at Standford University SU 6161). Photo by anynomous . Sent by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.



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Chirostoma promelas Jordan & Snyder, 1899

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Original description as Chirostoma promelas:


  • 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. 19:115-147 (ffm00041)

Conservation: Chirostoma promelas is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2018).