Cyprinodon pecosensis Echelle & Echelle, 1978
Pecos pupfish
photo by Thomas, C.

Family:  Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes), subfamily: Cyprinodontinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  North America: Pecos River system in Texas and New Mexico, USA.
Biology:  Occurs in springs, sinkholes and pools of streams. 6 cm max TL (Ref. 5723). Not a seasonal killifish. Difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 22 November 2011 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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