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Pecos Pupfish
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Species ID 010355




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Name Pecos Pupfish
Other Common Names No Data Submitted
Category 01 Fish
Elcode AFCNB02080
BLM Code CYPE
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Osteichthyes
Subclass Actinopterygii
Order Cyprinodontiformes
SubOrder Cyprinodontoidei
Family Cyprinodontidae
Genus Cyprinodon
Species pecosensis
Subspecies No Data Submitted
Authority (Echelle and Echelle)
Scientific Name Cyprinodon pecosensis
Account Type This account represents the entire species, including any and all subspecies recognized in the Southwest. There are no separate subspecies accounts relating to this species.
Taxonomic References 01, 02, 05, 16
Comments on Taxonomy
SYNONOMY: NOTE: "Misidentifications" cited by Sublette, et al. (ref. #02) often refer to proper identifications of specimens as per available information "of the day." However, later investigation showed inadequacies in the knowledge and assumptions of that time. Therefore, today's interpretation of the same fish would yield a different species name *14*.

Cyprinodon bovinus ssp.; Koster 1948b: 33 (misidentification).*02* Cyprinodon elegans Baird and Girard; Knapp 1953: 89 (misidentification).*02* Cyprinodon sp.; Koster 1957: 83; Hubbs and Echelle 1972: 150; Echelle 1973: 68; Kodric-Brown 1977: 750; Hatch 1978: E-38.*02* Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis Fowler; Turner and Liu 1977: 260. Cyprinodon bovinus ssp.; Koster 1948b: 33 (misidentification). *02* Cyprinodon elegans Baird and Girard; Knapp 1953: 89 (misidentification).*02* Cyprinodon sp.; Koster 1957: 83; Hubbs and Echelle 1972: 150; Echelle 1973: 68; Kodric-Brown 1977: 750; Hatch 1978: E-38.*02* Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis Fowler; Turner and Liu 1977: 260.*02* Cyprinodon pecosensis Echelle and Echelle 1978: 569; type locality, Oxbow of Pecos River at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 11.6 km e, 8 km n Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico; Allen 1980b: 499; Cokendolpher 1980: 174; Sublette and Sublette 1980: 478; Kodric-Brown 1980: 94; Davis 1981: 535; Albeit 1982: 1; Kodric-Brown 1978: 818; Kodric-Brown 1983: 128; Kodric-Brown 1988: 28; Williams et al. 1985: 10; Smith and Miller 1986: 462; Echelle et al. 1987: 668; Davis 1987: 18. *02*
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