Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Goodeidae
(Splitfins) > Goodeinae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.2 - 8.0; dH range: 25 - ?. Subtropical; 18°C - 24°C (Ref. 2059)
Central America: Michoacán, Mexico. Probably extinct in the wild.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2059); 7.0 cm TL (female)
According to aquarists, the species prefers live food. Thought to be extinct in the wild as their spring area has been claimed. Males can be recognized by a notched anal fin. Live bearers producing 10-20 offspring and breed several times per year. Source: https://aquainfo.org/breeding-chapalichthys-pardalis/
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 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
): 2.0 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec<100 per year, with several breeds of about 10 pups.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).