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Ameca splendens (Butterfly splitfin; Goodeid)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Ameca splendens, a bony fish from the monotypic genus Ameca of the splitfin family, is commonly known as the Butterfly Goodeid or Butterfly Splitfin. It was formerly found throughout the Ameca River drainage in Mexico; the type locality is Rio Teuchitlán in the vicinity of Teuchitlán, Jalisco. The species was only ever found in an area about 10 miles (15 km) in diameter.
View Wikipedia Record: Ameca splendens

Endangered Species

Status: Extinct in the wild
View IUCN Record: Ameca splendens

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Colchester Zoo
Flamingo Land LTD
John G. Shedd Aquarium
London Aquarium
North of England Zoological Society
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Ouwehand Zoo
Rodbaston College
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tierpark Dählhölzli
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Zoological Society of London
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen


America, North - Inland waters; Mexico; Nearctic; North America: Jalisco, Mexico.;



Species recognized by , 2014-05-19, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011