Freshly collected adult
Freshly collected adult of Fundulus philpisteri at Baños de San Ignacio, San Fernando drainage [Nuevo León]. Photo by Marco Arroyo. determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas



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Fundulus philpisteri García-Ramirez, Contreras-Balderas & Lozano-Vilano, 2007

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Original description as Fundulus philpisteri:


  • García-Ramírez, María Elena & Salvador Contreras-Balderas. María de Lourdes Lozano-Vilano. 2007. "Fundulus philpisteri sp. nv. (Teleostei: Fundulidae) from the Río San Fernando basin, Nuevo León, México". Studies of North American desert fishes in honor of E.P. (Phil) Pister, conservationist. University de Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. 13-19 (ffm01076) (abstract)

Conservation: Fundulus philpisteri is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2018). The main threats to the species are water pollution caused by recreational activities at the Ramsar Site and agricultural run-off from the surrounding area. The presence of Coipú (Myocastor coypus) has also lead to a decline in the species' habitat quality (Maiz-Tome et al., 2019).