Overview

Distribution

North America: Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • Lucinda, P.H.F. 2003 Poeciliidae (Livebearers). p. 555-581. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brazil. (Ref. 50894)
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Conchos River basin, Atlantic Slope of Mexico.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 12468)); 3.5 cm TL (female)
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Type Information

Paratype for Gambusia hurtadoi
Catalog Number: USNM 164252
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): O. Wiegand & C. Hubbs
Year Collected: 1954
Locality: Mexico, Chihuahua, Ojo Hacienda Dolores, 7 mi. S. of Jiminez, Chihuahua, Mexico, North America
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; non-migratory; freshwater; pH range: 7.5; dH range: 10 - 15
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
A1ace+2bce

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1996
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Assessor/s
Contreras-Balderas, S. & Almada-Villela, P.

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Contributor/s

History
  • 1994
    Vulnerable
    (Groombridge 1994)
  • 1990
    Vulnerable
    (IUCN 1990)
  • 1988
    Rare
    (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
  • 1986
    Rare
    (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)
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Threats

Vulnerable (VU) (A1ace+2bce)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Gambusia hurtadoi

The crescent gambusia, Gambusia hurtadoi is a species of fish in the Poeciliidae family. It is endemic to Mexico, where it is known as guayacon de hacienda dolores.

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