Mexican dace

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Evarra bustamantei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Evarra
Species: E. bustamantei
Binomial name
Evarra bustamantei
Navarro, 1955

The Mexican dace (Evarra bustamantei), or Mexican chub, is an extinct species of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. It was found only in Mexico, in the canals and streams of the Valley of Mexico.[2] It is estimated to have become extinct circa 1983.[3] The extinction of this species coincided with the drying of water bodies in the valley. This drying was a result of the increasing demands placed on the water resources of the valley by agriculture, as well as by the growth of Mexico City and it's suburbs.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Evarra bustamantei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T8431A12911661. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T8431A12911661.en. Downloaded on 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Robert R; Williams, James D; Williams, Jack E (December 1989). "Extinctions of North American Fishes During the Past Century" (PDF). Fisheries. 14 (6): 22–38. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Burkhead, Noel M (September 2012). "Extinction Rates in North American Freshwater Fishes, 1900–2010" (PDF). BioScience. 62 (9): 798–808. Retrieved 15 December 2016.