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Ameca splendens (Butterfly splitfin; Goodeid)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The butterfly splitfin or butterfly goodeid, Ameca splendens, is a bony fish from the monotypic genus Amecaof the splitfin family (Goodeidae). 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.
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Endangered Species

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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


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

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