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Algansea amecae  Pérez-Rodríguez, Pérez-Ponce de León, Domínguez-Domínguez & Doadrio, 2009

Ameca chub
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Algansea: Latin, algensis, -e = somebody that eats algae; cited by Plinius (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Subtropical

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North America: Mexico. Endemic to the eastern headwaters of the Ameca River basin in west-central Mexico in the state of Jalisco (Ref. 82373).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82373)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

24-25 transverse scales (rarely 26); 14 upper row scales (occasionally 13 or 15); 14-19 pores in the infraorbital head sensory canal (usually 15-16). Body is divided dorsoventrally into 4 pigmentation zones as follows: a dark dorsal region; a light band equal to or greater than the width of the pupil; a prominent dark lateral stripe along body, considerably narrower at the anterior region just before the opercular opening; and a silver ventral region. Black spot at the base of caudal fi n set off from lateral stripe by a constriction of the pigment band, the spot extending out onto median caudal interradial membranes. Lateral line pigmented, edged by high concentrations of melanophores around scale pores (Ref. 82373).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Pérez-Rodríguez, R., G. Pérez-Ponce de León, O. Domínguez-Domínguez and I. Doadrio, 2009. A new species of Algansea (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from the Ameca River basin, in Central Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 80:483-490. (Ref. 82373)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.00871 (0.00356 - 0.02129), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .