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

Allotoca regalis

Neoophorus

ALVAREZ, 1959

Allotoca regalis ALVAREZ, 1959
Neoophorus regalis ALVAREZ, 1959
Alloophorus regalis RADDA, 1984

English name:
Regal Goodeid

Family:
Goodeidae JORDAN, 1923

Subfamily:
Goodeinae JORDAN, 1923

Original description:
ALVAREZ, J. (1959): Contribución Al Conocimiento Del Género Neoophorus. Ciencia, Mex. 19 (1 - 3): pp. 13 - 22.

Derivation of the species name:
the name regalis was given in connection with the type locality Los Reyes.

Type locality:
at Los Reyes, Michoacán, Mexico.

Meristic properties:
Dorsal fin = 13 - 14 rays;
Anal fin = 12 - 13 rays;
 

For a long time Allotoca regalis (called Alloophorus regalis until 1996) had been considered to be extinct. No living specimen had been reported, and only a few conserved samples existed in museums.

But then DOMINIC ISLA and JOHN MANGAN rediscovered this species on April the 27th 1993 in a ditch (whose source is the Rio el Chivo) in proximity of the town of Los Reyes de Saigado, Michoacán, Mexico.
(air temperature:  18 °C, water temperature:  18 °C, pH value: 8.5. depth of water: 5-8 cm, water: standing, underground: mud, overgrown with vegetation). Other fish did not occur.

In February 1999 DOMINIC ISLA and JOHN MANGAN collected Allotoca regalis again.

We hope that in the near future Allotoca regalis will be bred sufficiently so as to get a solid aquarium population.

At present (December 2000) no animals reproduced in captivity are available in Germany so far as I know. There are a few animals (about 10 specimen?) in the Netherlands.

 

210-Allotoca regalis 01 Meyer
Taken from: Aqualog Verlag
Title: all Livebearers and Halfbeaks,
Illustration by: M. K. Meyer.
Habitat: Los Reyes, Michoacán, Mexico, female, 8,5 cm.

 

 

211-Allotoca regalis 02 Dost
Allotoca regalis
Photo by: Uwe Dost

 

 

721-Bild_07_Ort_La_Cofradia
Allotoca regalis
Habitat: La Cofradia

 

 

725-Bild_17_Ort_Tocumbo schmaler_Bach_vom_Schwimmbad
Allotoca regalis
Habitat: Tocumbo

 

 

Literature of:

508-Kees de Jong

 

Allotoca regalis (Alvarez, 1959)

J.  Alvarez (1959) : Contribucion al conocimiento del genero Neoophorus. Ciencia  (19): 13-22

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

D.  Isla (1999) : Verloren, aber nicht vergessen. DGLZ-Rundschau  (1): 4-5

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

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

A.C.  Radda (1986) : Cyprinodonte vissen in Mexico 2. Poecilia Nieuws  (2): 28-

 

Neoophorus regalis (Alvarez, 1959)

J.  Alvarez (1959) : Contribucion al conocimiento del genero Neoophorus. Ciencia  (19): 13-22

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

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

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

D. Isla (1999) : Verloren, aber nicht vergessen. DGLZ-Rundschau  (1): 4-5

K. de Jong (2002) : De Allotoca uit Laguna de Zacapu beschreven. Poecilia Nieuws (3): 44-45

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

M.K.  Meyer, A.C. Radda & O. D. Domínguez (2001) : Notes on the genera Neoophorus Hubbs & Turner, 1937 and Allotoca Hubbs & Turner, 1937, with a description of a new species of Allotoca from Laguna de Zacapu, Michoacán,

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

A.C.  Radda (1986) : Cyprinodonte vissen in Mexico 2. Poecilia Nieuws  (2): 28-30