Opal allotoca

The Opal allotoca lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

opal allotoca (Allotoca dugesii), barred splitfin (Chapalichthys encaustus), scowling silverside (Chirostoma aculeatum), Alberca silverside (C. bartoni), smallmouth silverside (C. chapalae), Ajijic silverside (C. contrerasi), sharpnose silverside (C. labarcae), Toluca silverside (C. More

The Opal Allotoca will accept a variety of foods, however live foods are best, and will help condition pairs for breeding. Broods of fry number between 8 and 30, depending on the size of the mother. The fry should be removed from the parents upon birth. More

Photo: Opal allotoca, believed extinct, has been rediscovered in Mexican pond. (James Langhammer) A version of this article appeared in print on Tuesday, February 19, 1991, on section C page 9 of the New York edition. More

Common names

Blå allotoca in Danish (dansk)
bumblebee allotoca in English
Kimalaistoka in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Opal allotoca in English
tiro chato in Spanish (español)
异育鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
異育鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Goodeidae
Genus : Allotoca
Species : Allotoca dugesii
Authority : Bean, 1887