Riffle chub

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Riffle chub
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Algansea
A. aphanea
Binomial name
Algansea aphanea

The riffle chub (Algansea aphanea) is a species of freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae that is endemic to the Armería, Ayutla and Tuxpan river basins in Jalisco and Colima of west-central Mexico.[1][2] This threatened species is generally found in small rivers and streams in fast-flowing waters that are 18–22 °C (64–72 °F). It typically is 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long.[2]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Algansea aphanea" in FishBase. October 2015 version.
  2. ^ a b Ceballos, G.; E.D. Pardo; L.M Estévez; H.E. Pérez, eds. (2016). Los peces dulceacuícolas de México en peligro de extinción. pp. 106–108, 429. ISBN 978-607-16-4087-1.