Cyprinella formosa (Girard, 1856)
Beautiful shiner
Cyprinella formosa
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: San Bernardina Creek in southwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona, USA; also in Mexico. Presumed extirpated in the US.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 14-16. Dorsal fin and caudal fins are colored gray, other fins colored white. In the middle of the body side, there is a dark gray strip (Ref.33303).
Biology:  Found in sandy and rocky pools of creeks (Ref. 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 November 2011 (B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 30.07.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.08.17
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 08.02.94

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