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All translations into English by Matthias Naumann, Germany and Bill Kohler, Ohio-USA  

Goodea atripinnis

JORDAN, 1880

Goodea spec. BEAN, 1880
Characodon atripinnis BEAN, 1888
Characodon variatus WOOLMAN, 1894
Characodon luitpoldii v. BAYERN, 1894
Xenendum caliente JORDAN & SNYDER, 1900
Xenendum xaliscone JORDAN & SNYDER, 1900
Xenendum luitpoldi JORDAN & EVERMANN, 1900
Goodea caliente MEEK, 1902
Goodea luitpoldi MEEK, 1902
Goodea calientis REGAN, 1907
Goodea gracilis TURNER, 1937
Goodea gracilis HUBBS & TURNER, 1939
Goodea atripinnis atripinnis DE BUEN, 1947
Goodea atripinnis martinii DE BUEN, 1947
Goodea atripinnis luitpoldii DE BUEN, 1947
Goodea atripinnis subsp. DE BUEN, 1947
Goodea atripinnis xaliscone DE BUEN, 1947
Goodea atripinnis calientis DE BUEN, 1947

English name:
Black-Finned Goodeid

Family:
Goodeidae JORDAN, 1923.

Subfamily:
Goodeinae JORDAN, 1923.

Original description:
JORDAN, D. S. (1880): Notes on a collection of fishes obtained in the streams of Guanajuato and in Chapala Lake, Mexico, by Prof. A. Dugès. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 2 (1879), pp. 298 - 301.

Origin of the species name:
named atripinnis after the latin word for blackend fin.

Type locality:
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Meristic properties:
No information.

In its natural environment this very pliable species appears in many different biotopes including ponds, lakes and rivers. The naming of different ecological forms (atripinnis-atripinnis, atripinnis-luitpoldi, atripinnis Martini) is probably due to this pliability. In the Mexican uplands Goodea atripinnis is one of the most frequently occurring fish species.

The culture of this pretty Goodeid is relatively easy. However, it is important not to let the water temperature remain over 22 °C for a long period of time. Continuously keeping these Goodeids too warm can result in them becoming ill with fish tuberculosis. Goodea atripinnis feels most comfortable between 18 °C and 20 °C. The water-parameters are not of important as long as the water is alkaline.

BRIAN KABBES found that in their natural habitat the different populations are infested by parasites both internally and externally.

In their natural environment the males reach a size of about 12 cm and the females can get as large as 20 cm; however, both genders usually remain smaller in the aquarium. BRIAN KABBES examined several habitats in Mexico, yet he could never find fish that were larger than 9cms. The fish were smaller.

Because of the quiet and peaceful character of these fish it is possible to keep them in a community tank. The only detraction is that this robust species displays no bright colors, that could increase its popularity. The variability of Goodea atripinnis in the different populations is relatively small, in spite of the large area of distribution and the different living conditions.

The recognizable differences primarily concern the body and behavior although they are only small differences.

As to food Goodea atripinnis is adaptable accepting flakes, frozen food and live-food of all kinds. A vegetable portion should be included. Hence, scalded spinach can be given as a supplementary food and algae should exist in the aquarium to provide an additional source of food.

Breeding is not difficult. After a pregnancy duration of 6 to 8 weeks up to 40 fry are born with a size of 12-15 mm. Because of this large newborn size raising them causes no problems.

Goodea atripinnis is very robust and may survive poor living conditions for some time.

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis, female,
Habitat: Lake Zacapu, Mexico
Photo by: Uwe Dost

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: nearly Los Reyes de Salgado, Jalisco, Mexico

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Lago Orandino, Michoacán, Mexico
Photo by: José Corona

 

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Lago Orandino, Michoacán, Mexico
Photo by: José Corona

 

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Rancho El Molino, Michoacán, Mexico

 

 

708-15 Rancho_El_Molino
Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Rancho El Molino, Michoacán, Mexico

 

 

709-18 San_Marcos
Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: San Marcos, Jalisco, Mexico

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: San Marcos river, Mexico
Photo by: G. D. Sanders

 

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: San Marcos river, Mexico
Photo by: G. D. Sanders

 

 

705-12 Magdalena_Kanal
Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Magdalena-Kanal, Jalisco, Mexico

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Magdalena-Kanal, Jalisco, Mexico
Photo by: Ivan Dibble

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Upper reaches of the Rio Teuchitlan, Jalisco, Mexico

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Upper reaches of the Rio Teuchitlan, Jalisco, Mexico

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Colonia Guadalupe

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Entrance to the Tocumbo-park

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: swimming-pool in the Tocumbo-park

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Granja Sahuaripa, Jalisco, Mexico

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Granja Sahuaripa, Jalisco, Mexico

 

 

©03 Bellas_Fuentes Michoacan
Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Bellas Fuentes, Michoacán, Mexico

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Puente Davalos
Photo by: Ivan Dibble

 

 

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Goodea atripinnis
Habitat: Puente Davalos
Photo by: Ivan Dibble

 

 

Literature of:

508-Kees de Jong

 

Goodea atripinnis (Jordan, 1880)

O. Böhm (1985) : Het Mexicaanse hoogland; leefgebied van de Goodeidae. TI'H  (41): 9-11

D. Bork (2001) : Beobachtung bei Goodea atripinnis. DGLZ-Rundschau  (3): 56-56

B. & R.  Clarke (1984) : Goodeids we have known. Livebearers  (73): 8-10

J. Dawes (1980) : Goodeidae. Het Aquarium (15): 467-468

J. Dawes (1997) : Goodeiden Teil 3: Allgemeine Hinweise zur Pflege und Zucht  sowie Kurzbeschreibungen zu einigen Arten (1). Das Aquarium  (342):  16-19

I. Dibble (1999) : Hobbyist Aqua Lab Conservation Group "Mexico" Dagboek over de veldtrip 2. Poecilia Nieuws (6): 117-126

I. Dibble (1999) : Hobbyist Aqua Lab Conservation Group "Mexico" Dagboek over de voortgang Deel 1. Poecilia Nieuws  (5): 105-110

I. Dibble (2000) : Fish Ark Project - Mexico. Viviparous  (48): 5-10

R.C.  Griffiths (1986) : Goodeids I have loved (or liked, anyway). Livebearers  (85): 8-9

H. Hieronimus (1997) : Member's forum. Livebearers  (150): 3-5

M. Holly, H. Meinken & A. Rachow (0) : Goodea gracilis Hubbs und Turner.   (): 973-974

C.L.  Hubbs (1924) : Studies of the fishes of the order Cyprinodontes V.  Notes on species of Goodea and Skiffia. Occasional papers of the museum  of zoology University of Michigan  (148): 1-8

C.L.  Hubbs & C.L. Turner (1939) : Studies of the fishes of the order  Cyprinodontes. XVI. A revision of the Goodeidae. Miscellaneaous  Publications University of Michigan (42): 1-80

D. Isla (1999) : Zurück in Zacapu!. DGLZ-Rundschau  (2): 56-60

D.S.  Jordan (1880) : Notes on a collection of fishes obtained in the streams in Guanajuato and in Chapala Lake, Mexico, by Prof. A. Dugès.  Proceedings US Nat. Museum  (2): 298-301

D.S.  Jordan & J.O. Snyder (1900) : Notes on a collection of fishes from  the rivers of Mexico with description of twenty new species. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission  (): 115-147

B. Kabbes (1999) : Vangreis van Brian en Simone Kabbes, Mexico 1998 Conclusies en bevindingen Familie Goodeidae. Poecilia Nieuws  (2): 22-35

B. Kabbes (2000) : San Juan de los Arcos. Poecilia Nieuws  (2): 20-26

P. Lambert (0) : The lake of delights. Viviparous  (4): 0-

D. Lambert (0) : Goodea atripinnis Jordan, 1880. Viviparous  (35): 0-

D. Lambert (1990) : Goodeid, sport!. Livebearers  (109): 10-12

J. Mangan (1985) : Courtship and reproduction of Goodeids. Livebearers  (80): 8-9

J. Mangan (1985) : Goodea gracilis. Livebearers  (83): 10-11

E. Meinema (1992) : Die aus die kalte kommen. Poecilia Nieuws  (4): 17-20

A.C.  Radda (1985) : De Goodeidae van Mexico; een uiterst interessante, maar  aquaristisch nogal onbekende familie. TI'H  (43): 5-8

A.C.  Radda (1986) : Cyprinodonte vissen uit Mexico 1. Poecilia Nieuws  (1): 12-15

A.C.  Radda (1990) : Studien an cyprinodonten Fischen in Mexico, 1. Reisen 1978 u. 1979. DGLZ-Rundschau (2): 12-21

C.T.  Regan (1911) : The Osteology and Classification of the Teleostean  Fishes of the order Microcyprini. Annals and Magazine of Natural  History  (April): 320-328

P. Schubert (1989) : Interessant und nicht farblos: Goodeiden 1. Aquarien Terrarien  (10): 333-337

B. Snook (1985) : Goodeids. Livebearers (83): 6-8

E. Soto-Galera et al (1998) : Fish as indicators of environmental quality in the Rio  Lerma Basin, México. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management  (1):  267-276

E. Soto-Galera et al (1999) : Change in fish fauna as indication of aquatic ecosystem  condition in Rio Grande de Morelia - Lago de Cuitzeo Basin, Mexico.  Environmental Management  (1): 133-140

F.H.  Stoye (1998) : The fishes of the order Cyprinodontes part 3. The livebearers. Livebearers  (154): 10-20

A.T.  Tveteraas (0) : Collecting goodeids in the area near Morelia part 2. Viviparous  (24): 0-

L. Wischnath (1996) : Hooglandkarpers uit Mexico. Het Aquarium  (2): 32-36

 

atripinnis, Goodea Jordan 1880: 299 [Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. v. 2 (no. 94); ref.  2382]. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Lectotype: USNM 23137. Paralectotypes:  USNM 23137 (many). Lectotype established (as figured specimen) in  caption to Pl. 114, p. 3257 in Jordan & Evermann 1900 [ref. 2446] if figured specimen is identifiable. Valid as Goodea atripinnis Jordan  1880 -- (Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:41 [ref. 22290]). Goodea atripinnis  Jordan 1880, Goodeidae: Goodeinae. Habitat: freshwater.