Notropis calabazas  Lyons & Mercado-Silva, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Notropis: A misnomer given by Rafinesque to shriveled specimens, with the meaning of "back keel"; from Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335);  calabazas: Named for its known habitat, Rí0 Calabazas; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54509)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9. Having eight (occasionally seven or nine) anal rays; 36-40 lateral line scales, of which 22-37 are pored; 25-28 circumferential scales round the body and 15-17 circumferential scales around the caudal peduncle; 11-13 total gill rakers on the first gill arch and 17-19 on the second; 9-14 infraorbital pores (usually 9-11) in an interrupted canal that extends onto the snout; and 5-8 supraorbital pores (usually 5-6) in either a continuous or interrupted canal (Ref. 54509).

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South America: Rio Panuco basin in central Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Lyons, J. and N. Mercado-Silva, 2004. Notropis calabazas (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): New species from the Rio Pánuco Basin of Central México. Copeia 2004(4):868-875. (Ref. 54509)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00427 - 0.02571), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.