Desert pupfish

Presently, the only remaining natural populations of the desert pupfish are located at a few sites in the Salton Sea drainage in California, and the Colorado River Delta in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico.

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The small but very territorial Desert Pupfish is just like a puppy dog 'nipping the heels' of intruders, as he staunchly defends his home! Desert Pupfish Contents * Distribution: * Status: * Description: More

Desert Pupfish, Cyprinidon macularius Appearance and Identification: · Small, chunky, max 75 mm TL (males larger than females) · Circuli on large scales have spines, interspaces lack reticulations More

Description: The desert pupfish is a small silvery fish. It has 6 to 9 dark bands on its sides. Their average life span is 6- 9 months. They grow at an average length of 2.5 inches. More

* Desert pupfish, Cyprinodon macularius Baird & Girard, 1853. * Maya pupfish, Cyprinodon maya Humphries & Miller, 1981. * Mezquital pupfish, Cyprinodon meeki Miller, 1976. More

Title: Desert pupfish critical habitat buffer Content Type: Downloadable Data Publisher: US Fish and Wildlife Service Contact Publication Date: 2003 Content Description Abstract: Polygon shapefile depicting the 100 foot riparian buffer surrounding the Quitobaquito More

our desert pupfish are special because they live in such extreme environments. * There are about 30 species of pupfish in the American Southwest. More

Populations of the desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius) have declined dramatically over the past few decades, culminating in its current status as an endangered species. More

Some Observations on The Desert Pupfish, Cyprinodon macularias - by Allan Semeit When I joined the American Killifish Association in the early 1970s, several members of the Bay Area Killifish Association were actively breeding pupfish. More

The desert pupfish is a true survivor! Care needs to be taken where their habitats are concerned. It is an important issue to pay attention to not only for those of us who inhabit our beautiful planet now, but for our children and future generations. More

The desert pupfish is no exception. More

Desert pupfish also occurred in the Gila River Basin in Arizona and Sonora, including the Gila, Santa Cruz, San Pedro, and Salt Rivers; the Rio Sonoyta of Arizona and Sonora; Puerto Penasco, Sonora; and Laguna Salada basin of Baja California. More

The Desert Pupfish is a small, silvery-colored fish with 6 to 9 dark bands on its sides. This tiny fish grows to a full average length of only 2.5 inches. Pupfish develop quickly, sometimes reaching full maturity within 2 to 3 months. More

Desert Pupfish, Cyprindon macularius macularius i. More

occidentalis) and Desert Pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius) on State Lands Owned by Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Patricia Ann Sowka, Arizona Department of Transportation, Natural Resources Section April 2000 8. More

The Living Desert has three ponds stocked with desert pupfish of the Salton Sea / San Felipe Creek lineage and is dedicated to preserving this endangered fish. In 1972, The Living Desert was one of the first ex situ refuges established for desert pupfish. More

"Four species of desert pupfish that are thought to have evolved in the Death Valley region of California and Nevada within the last 30,000 years, when their local aquatic habitats became isolated. More

Desert Pupfish - Illustration by Bill Singleton Desert Pupfish Cyprinodon macularius macularius A small fish (approximately two inches long) with a smoothly rounded body shape and narrow, vertical dark bars on the sides. More

drains during desert pupfish surveys at the Salton Sea. Numbers above the bars refer to total number captured. A sailfin mollies, B = red shiners, C = crayfish, D = African cichlids, E = desert pupfish, F = other species, C = shortfin mollies. More

the desert pupfish, Cyprinodcn rnacularius, has declined in California. The species was once endemic to the Colorado River and numerous springs throughout the Salton Sink, but is presently found only in the Salton Sea and some of its tributaries. More

Desert pupfish in hot water = Only 42 left: Creature whose plight led to the Endangered Species Act is on the brink - researchers don't know why - Chuck Squatriglia, Chronicle Staff Writer More

Desert Pupfish at Ash Meadows Nat'l Wildlife RefugeAdded to Quicklist1:36Desert Pupfish at Ash Meadows Nat'l Wildlife Re...119 viewspeahix Scale-biting by a Cyprinodon pupfish from San Salvador Island, BahamasAdded to Quicklist0:22Scale-biting by a Cyprinodon pupfish from San S... More

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Cyprinodontidae
Genus : Cyprinodon
Species : Cyprinodon macularius
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1853