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Cyprinodon macularius Baird and Girard, 1853
DESERT PUPFISH
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Cyprinodon macularius
Cyprinodon macularius
Desert Pupfish
ID: 1336 3162 1813 0030 [detail]
Jo-Ann Ordano
© 2005 California Academy of Sciences

Cyprinodon macularius
Cyprinodon macularius
Desert Pupfish
ID: 1336 3162 1813 0032 [detail]
Jo-Ann Ordano
© 2005 California Academy of Sciences

Cyprinodon macularius
Cyprinodon macularius
Desert Pupfish
ID: 1336 3162 1813 0031 [detail]
Jo-Ann Ordano
© 2005 California Academy of Sciences

Cyprinodon macularius
Cyprinodon macularius
Desert Pupfish
ID: 0000 0000 0612 0803 [detail]
© 2012 Andrew Borcher

Cyprinodon macularius
Cyprinodon macularius
Desert Pupfish
ID: 6666 6666 0414 0056 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2014 California Academy of Sciences

Cyprinodon macularius
Cyprinodon macularius
Desert Pupfish
ID: 6666 6666 0414 0057 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2014 California Academy of Sciences

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Cyprinodon macularius   Baird & Girard , 1853

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes) > Cyprinodontinae
Etymology: Cyprinodon: Latin, cyprinus = carp + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335 ) .   More on author: Baird , Girard .

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8.0; dH range: 13 - 19.   Subtropical; 25°C - 35°C (Ref. 1672 ), preferred ?; 34°N - 31°N

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North America: lower Colorado River drainage, including Gila River system and south through southern Arizona and California, USA (including Salton Sea) into northern Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139 ); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 12193 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually occurs over mud or sand in springs, marshes, lakes and pools of creeks. 7.2 cm max TL (Ref. 5723 ). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139 ). Also occur in hot springs with temperatures up to 45°C and salinities up to 20% (Ref. 13371 ).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaborators

Huber, J.H. , 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

  Vulnerable (VU)  (B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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