Cualac tessellatus Miller, 1956
Checkered pupfish
Cualac tessellatus
photo by Terceira, A.C.

Family:  Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes), subfamily: Cyprinodontinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 7.90000009536743; dH range: 53, non-migratory
Distribution:  North America: San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Biology:  An egg laying omnivorous fish which prefers rocky-gravelly substratum with vegetation. Aquarium conditions: pH=7.2, H=12, 28°C water temperature (Ref. 6398). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 26 November 2018 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 04.08.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 28.07.94

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