Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54509)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
South America: Rio Panuco basin in central Mexico.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 96402)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00346 - 0.01741), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .