IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

Northern and central Mexico, from northern Chihuahua through the Sierra Madre Occidental to the valley of Mexico, Mexico, as well as the Big Bend region of Texas, USA (Iverson 1992).
K. h. hirtipes: Valley of Mexico.
K. h. chapalaense: Lago de Chapala and Laguna de Zapotlan basins of Jalisco and Michoacan, Mexico.
K. h. magdalense: Magdalena valley of Michoacan, Mexico.
K. h. megacephalum: Extinct from the endorrheic basin near Viesca, in southwestern Coahuila, Mexico.
K. h. murrayi: Chihuahua, Mexico, and adjacent Big Bend region of Texas, through the Sierra Madre Occidental to Mexico State.
K. h. tarascense: Lago de Patzcuaro basin, Michoacan, Mexico.

The subpopulation in San Luis Potosi, Mexico is introduced.


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