Specimen Information

Cyprinodon macularius
Cyprinodon macularius
(Desert Pupfish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID160315
GroupFishes
GenusCyprinodon
Speciesmacularius
Common NameDesert Pupfish
StateCA
CountyInyo
LocalityLittle Lake, Owens Valley, Inyo County, CA
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameIndian Wells-Searles Valleys
HUC8 Number18090205
HUC10 NameNinemile Canyon
HUC10 Number1809020505
HUC12 NameLittle Lake
HUC12 Number180902050502
Map
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Collection Month8
Collection Year1940
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for conservation
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:387
Author:Miller, R.R.
Date:1968
Title:Records of some native freshwater fishes transplanted into various waters of California, Baja California, and Nevada.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:54
Pages:170-179
CommentsA few minutes after introduction the fish swam about with their heads out of water breathing rapidly, perhaps due to high CO2 tension. On August 30, 1940, not one fish was found.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recorddrainage
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked53


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/17/2019].

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