Potosi pupfish

Luke, Karl-Heinz and Lothar Seegers.

The Potosi pupfish lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

Keepers said the group of Potosi pupfish were born six weeks ago and were... More

Potosi pupfish (Cyprinodon alvarezi) is a species of fish in the Cyprinodontidae family. It was endemic to Mexico, but is now extinct in the wild. Source - * Contreras-Balderas, S. More

* Potosi pupfish, Cyprinodon alvarezi Miller, 1976. * Santa Cruz pupfish, Cyprinodon arcuatus Minckley & Miller, 2002. More

"The Potosi pupfish belongs to the killifish family, which is made up of over 1,200 different species of small, egg-laying ray-finned fish. "They are silver with a lovely blue finish which makes them mesmerising to watch. More

Potosi pupfish was a species of fish in the Pupfish Family . It was Endemism to Mexico.... , Cyprinodon alvarezi Miller, 1976. More

Potosi pupfish (Cyprinodon alvarezi) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Glossary & References More

A group of Potosi pupfish arrived from ZSL London Zoo earlier this year in the hope that they would breed at Bristol Zoo. Keepers were thrilled when spawning behaviour was observed soon after the fish were introduced. More

Potosi pupfish are extinct in the wild Thursday July 23,2009 Comment Speech Bubble Have your say(0) A ZOO has successfully bred a species of fish extinct in the wild. More

Potosi pupfish (Cyprinodon alvarezi), Villa Lopez pupfish (C. ceciliae), Charco Azul pupfish (C. inmemoriam), La Palma pupfish (C. longidorsalis), Charco Palma pupfish (C. veronicae), and Catarina pupfish. More

Keepers said the group of Potosi pupfish were born six weeks ago and were just a few centimetres long. Bristol Zoo and ZSL London Zoo are the only two institutions in the UK working together to safeguard the species. More

Potosi pupfish (Cyprinodon alvarezi), Flatjaw minnow (Dionda mandibularis), Black lyre (Poecilia latipinna), Graceful priapella (Priapella bonita), Chapala chub (Algansea popoche), Scowling silverside (Chirostoma aculeatum), and Largetooth silverside (C. arge). Endemic amphibians include Rana megapoda, R. More

Experts at the Zoo obtained a group of Potosi pupfish from ZSL London Zoo earlier this year and have just reported a batch of six-week old fry which are currently a few centimetres long. More

Potosi pupfish were native to North America and Mexico where they lived in freshwater. More

Common names

cachorrito de Potosí in Spanish (español)
Cyprinodon alvarezi in Catalan (Català)
El Potosi-Wüstenkärpfling in German (Deutsch)
Perrito de Potosi in English
Perrito de Potosi in Spanish (español)
Potosi pupfish in English
Potosinkilli in Finnish (suomen kieli)

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Cyprinodontidae
Genus : Cyprinodon
Species : Cyprinodon alvarezi
Authority : Miller, 1976