Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate, preferred ?; 35°N - 32°N
North America: Gila River system in Arizona and New Mexico, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
soft rays: 9. Meda fulgida can be distinguished by the following characters: anal fin with 9 rays; pharyngeal teeth 1,4-4,1; scales absent; slender body, somewhat compressed at front, strongly compressed at caudal peduncle; slightly subterminal mouth on fairly pointed snout; large eye; pelvic-fin origin before before dorsal-fin origin; olive-gray to light brown above; brilliant silver side, often with blue sheen; back and upper side with black specks and blotches; and bright brassy yellow head and fin bases, yellow belly and fins in breeding males (Ref. 86798).
Inhabits sandy and rocky runs and pools and often occurs near riffles of creeks and small rivers (Ref. 86798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00291 - 0.01246), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .