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cyprinodon radiosus

Cyprinodon radiosus

Cyprinodon radiosus NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — Cyprinodon radiosus ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The Owens pupfish is a rare species of fish in the family Cyprinodontidae, the pupfish. It is endemic to California in the United States, where it is limited to the Owens Valley. It is a federally listed endangered species of the United States. This pupfish is up to 5 centimetres long, the largest males sometimes longer. The male is blue-gray, turning bright blue during spawning. The female is greenish brown with a silvery or whitish belly. Remarks: This pupfish is listed as a federally endangered species (Page and Burr 1991; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1993a). The Warm Springs refugium is a small pond formed by a small dam and fed by a thermal spring located just outside of what is considered the species’ native range (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1984c).

Detailed information
Full Name: Owens pupfish (Cyprinodon radiosus)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Fishes
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 03/11/1967 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Owens pupfish, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: California
  • US Counties in which the Owens pupfish, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
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