Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Goodeidae
(Splitfins) > Goodeinae
Etymology: Zoogoneticus: Greek, zoon = little animal + Latin, genesis = genesis (Ref. 45335); purhepechus: Name for purhepecha, the name of the indigenous ethnic group which inhabited part of the distribution range of this species, including the type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 4 m (Ref. 83562). Tropical
North America: Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83562)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14. This species differs from its sister species Zoogoneticus quitzeoensis in having a shorter preorbital distance (Prol/SL mean = 0.056, SD =0.01); a longer dorsal fin base length (DFL/SL mean = 0.18, SD = 0.03); 13-14 dorsal fin rays (Ref. 83562).
The type locality is a permanent spring of lentic and clear waters and forms a small pond of approximately 1500 sq.m; the bottom rocky in its periphery and muddy in most of the pond. Aquatic vegetation composed of Iris sp. and Ceratophyllum sp, emergent vegetation Typha sp. and Scirpus sp., and the introduced species Eichhornia sp; the terrestrial vegetation is of the subtropical forest type. Associated fish fauna are the native species, Alloophorus robustus, Chapalichthys encaustus, Goodea atripinnis, Skiffia multipunctata (Goodeidae); Poeciliopsis infans (Poeciliidae); Lampetra geminis (Petromyzontidae); and introduced species Poecilia mexicana, Xiphophorus hellerii (Poeciliidae), Oreochromis spp. (Cichlidae), Cyprinus carpio, and Ctenopharingodon idella (Cyprinidae) (Ref. 83562).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Domínguez-Domínguez, O., R. Pérez-Rodríguez and I. Doadrio, 2008. Morphological and genetic comparative analyses of populations of Zoogoneticus quitzeoensis (Cyprinodontiformes: Goodeidae) from central Mexico, with description of a new species. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 79: 373-383. (Ref. 83562)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)); Date assessed: 12 September 2018
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .