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); amecae: Named after Río Ameca, to which its occurrence is restricted; feminine noun in the genitive singular.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52300)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Anal fin-rays usually 8, occasionally 7. Lateral line incomplete with 11 - 34 pored scales and usually extending beyond vertical from insertion of pelvic fins. Head canals often interrupted but supraorbital canal is complete. Infraorbital canal with 11 - 18 pores, extending onto snout. Gill rakers on first arch, 6 - 10, pointed on upper limb, stout and nubby on lower limb. Caudal peduncle of moderate depth and length, ratio of least depth/length 337 - 527. Terminal mouth with a dusky stripe on the snout. Deep body compressed. Pharyngeal teeth 4 - 4 (Ref. 52300).
North America: Mexico.
Chernoff, B. and R.R. Miller, 1986. Fishes of the Notropis calientis complex with a key to the southern shiners of Mexico. Copeia 1986(1):170-183.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±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) .