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

Allotoca goslinei

Neoophorus HUBBS & TURNER, 1937
Neoophrus spec. UYENO ET AL., 1983
Allotoca goslinei SMITH & MILLER, 1987

English name:
Banded Allotoca

Habitat:
Rio Potrero Grande, a tributary river of the Rio Ameca 10 kilometres west of the town of Ameca nearby the road to Atenguillo, Jalisco, Mexico.

The species is distributed over larger areas of the Ameca basin.

Allotoca goslinei has probably been imported to Europe by RADDA.

As the English name “Banded Allotoca” coined by SMITH & MILLER indicates the species has got typical black spots that are fairly regular and look like vertical bands. Apart from that the colouring of the fish is rather plain but by no means unattractive.

Allotoca goslinei reaches a size of only 6 centimetres but sexual maturity is usually reached at a size of 4 centimetres. A higher number of vertebra and rays in the dorsal and anal fins distinguishes Allotoca goslinei from other species of the genus. The males not only have an andropodium but also their dorsal fin begins closer to the front part of their bodies.

In their natural habitat Allotoca goslinei have been found in shallow lakeside regions or shallow pools under plants; in a depth of about 15 to 30 centimetres. The water temperature in this part of the Mexican uplands rarely rises above 20 °C.

 

Allotoca goslinei (Text by JAN DE MOREE, Netherlands, 2001)

Probably, this is a seriously threatened species. At several places we were unable to find these fish. Only west of the town of Ameca, in the Rio Potrero Grande, we discovered a few specimens.

At the end of the drought there was only a little water left, which was very cold.

Allotoca goslinei is a greyish brown coloured, extended fish with – and this is its main characteristic – a black spot in the middle of its body.

The species is omnivorous.

Unfortunately, there is no further experience with Allotoca goslinei.

 

208-Allotoca goslinei 03 M Ströbel
Allotoca goslinei, male,
Photo by: Martin Ströbel

 

 

207-Allotoca goslinei 02 M Ströbel
Allotoca goslinei, male,
Photo by: Martin Ströbel

 

 

206-Allotoca goslinei 01 M Ströbel
Allotoca goslinei, male,
Photo by: Martin Ströbel

 

 

Literature of:

508-Kees de Jong

 

Allotoca goslinei Smith & Miller, 1987

T. Crane (2008): ALA species maintenance program (SMP) spring 2008 offering Allotoca goslinei. Livebearers (200): 13-15

I. Dibble (2003): Mein Tagebuch der "Arche-Projekt"- Feldexkursion 2003. DGLZ-Rundschau (4): 86-97

I. Dibble (2007): Allotoca goslinei, the banded Allotoca. Livebearers (198): 30-33

I. Dibble (2008): Allotoca goslinei Smith & Miller, 1987. Poecilia Nieuws (1): 18-20

Matthew Helmus et al (2009): Threatened fishs of the world: Allotoca goslinei Smith and Miller, 1987 (Goodeidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes (84): 197-198

Matthew Helmus et al (2009): Threatened fishes of the world: Allotoca goslinei Smith and Miller, 1987 (Goodeidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes (84): 197-198

H. Hieronimus (1988): Ein neuer Goodeide - Allotoca goslinei Smith & Miller 1975. DGLZ-Rundschau (2): 19-19

H. Hieronimus (1989): Neue LebendgebÀrende. DATZ (1): 7-8

D. Lambert (0): Allotoca goslinei Smith & Miller, 1987. Viviparous (33): 0-

J. Lyons (2005): Goodeiden in de natuur (slot). Poecilia Nieuws (1): 24-27

J. Lyons (2006): Korte update van enkele biotopen in Mexico. Poecilia Nieuws (3): 29-30

J. de Moree (2001): De Allotoca's. Poecilia Nieuws (1): 9-12

C. van de Sande (1988): Allotoca goslinei Smith&Miller, 1987. Poecilia Nieuws (3): 42-43

M.L. Smith & R.R. Miller (1987): Allotoca goslinei, a new species of Goodeid Fish from Jalisco, Mexico. Copeia (3): 610-616

M.L. Smith & R.R. Miller (1988): Allotoca goslinei, a new species of Goodeid fish from Jalisco, Mexico. DGLZ-Rundschau (2): 12-18

goslinei, Allotoca Smith & Miller 1987: 610, Figs. 1-3 [Copeia 1987 (no. 3); ref. 6773]. RĂ­o Potrero Grande, Jalisco, Mexico. Holotype: UMMZ 213450. Paratypes: AMNH 55720 (4); UMMZ 178345 (5), 191678 (16, 5 c&s), 198851 (5), 212324 (1), 213395 (16). Valid as Allotoca goslinei Smith & Miller 1987 -- (Espinosa PĂ©rez et al. 1993:39 [ref. 22290], Meyer et al. 2001:455 [ref. 25811]). Allotoca goslinei Smith & Miller 1987, Goodeidae: Goodeinae. Habitat: freshwater.