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Notropis marhabatiensis  Domínguez-Domínguez, Pérez-Rodríguez, Escalera-Vázquez & Doadrio, 2009

Maravatío shiner
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Notropis: A misnomer given by Rafinesque to shriveled specimens, with the meaning of "back keel"; from Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335);  marhabatiensis: The specific name is derived from its type locality, the town of Marhabatio (P’urepecha word of Maravatío). The P’urepecha word Marhabatio means beautiful thing or place.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: known only from San Miguel Spring of the upper Lerma River drainage in Michoacan, Mexico.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84762)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 6 - 7. Can be identified by having the following combination of characters: pelvic fin with 7 branched rays, rarely 8; scales in transverse series 9, rarely 8; and a dark, narrow lateral stripe runs from around the pectoral fin to the origin of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 84762).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in a spring that is highly degraded and used for recreation. The spring has growing aquatic plants of the genus Ceratophyllum and substrate composed mainly of sand and gravel with many boulders at athe bottom of the pool and mud in the stream. Other fish species found in the spring include the native goodeids Girardinichthys multiradiatus and Goodea atripinnis, and the introduced cichlid Oreochromis sp. and the poeciliids Poecilia reticulata and Heterandria bimaculata (Ref. 84762).

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Domínguez-Domínguez, O., R. Pérez-Rodríguez, L.H. Escalera-Vázquez and I. Doadrio, 2009. Two new species of the genus Netropis Rafinesque, 1817 (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from the Lerma River Basin in Central Mexico: Basin in Central Mexico Lerma, México central. Hidrobiológica 19(2):159-172. (Ref. 84762)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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