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Allotoca maculata  Smith & Miller, 1980

Blackspot allotoca
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Goodeidae (Splitfins) > Goodeinae
Etymology: Allotoca: Greek, allos = other + Greek, tokos = birth (Ref. 45335). The transliterated Latin terminal part of the compound name ('tocus') was changed to 'toca', thus the genus is feminine (Ref. 35111);  maculata: Name from the Latin word 'maculata' meaning spot, referring to the black basicaudal spot.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.7; dH range: 5 - 20.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468); 23°N - 22°N

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North America: Jalisco, Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26130); 7.5 cm (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13. Diagnosis: A small species with dorsal and anal fins set far back on body, but less posterior than in Allotoca dugesi. Predorsal length 64-68%. Dorsal origin slightly ahead of anal origin. Dorsal rays usually 13 or 14. Anal rays usually 11-13. Lateral scales 28-32. Mandibular pores absent. Adult fins dimorphic, longer in males which have dorsal and anal fins rounded and elevated. Deep body and compressed. The coloration is distinctive, fins mostly clear, one or more irregular dark spots on caudal peduncle, females with 3-6 lateral blotches of iridescent blue, males with a lateral series of fine dark spots. Diploid chromosome number 48, no metacentrics (Ref. 35111).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in very clear water with muddy or boggy bottoms (Ref. 26130). Species used in research (Ref. 4537).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wischnath, L., 1993. Atlas of livebearers of the world. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., United States of America. 336 p. (Ref. 26130)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.2   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .