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

Allodontichthys tamazulae

TURNER, 1946

English name:
Tuxpan Darter Goodeid

Family:
Goodeidae JORDAN, 1923.

Subfamily:
Goodeinae JORDAN, 1923.

Original description:
TURNER, C. L. (1946): A Contribution to the Taxonomy and Zoogeography of the Goodeid Fisher. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich. 495: pp. 1 - 15

Derivation of the species name:
named tamazulae after the town of Tamazula

Type locality:
Rio Tamazula, just above the town of Tamazula, Jalisco, Mexico

Meristic properties:
Dorsal fin = 13 rays;
Anal fin = 15 rays;
Pectoral fin = 16 rays;
 

The keeping of Allodontichthys tamazulae is not difficult, because the aggressiveness of the animals is not as prominent as with Allodontichthys hubbsi, for instance. Nevertheless, tanks of an appropriate size (about 30 litres per animal) should be used.

Since the males mark off territories, there should always be appropriate hiding-places in the form of plants, stones and roots. The temperature should be between 20 °C and 24 °C. The water should be hard with a pH value of at least 7.

Allodontichthys tamazulae lives ground-oriented. The feeding of the species is without problems. Flakes, frozen and live-food are accepted, and the diet must include vegetables to some extent. For this Allodontichthys tamazulae can be fed with scalded spinach in addition to the other foods. Also, algae should not be removed from the tank since this is an additional food source for the fish.

The breeding of Allodontichthys tamazulae is quite difficult, so only experts may succeed. One brood consists of only a few fry, which are chased by the parents, so that sufficient hiding places are indispensable. Because of their size of about 10 mm, the raising of the newborn fish should not be difficult.

 

353-Allodontichthys tamazulae 01
Taken from: Aqualog Verlag
Title: Alle Lebendgebaerenden,
Photo by: H.J. Mayland.
Habitat: Rio Tuxpan basin, Jalisco, Mexico, wild form, male, 7 cm.

 

 

354-Allodontichthys tamazulae 04
Taken from: Aqualog Verlag,
Titel: Alle Lebendgebaerenden,
Photo by: E. Puerzl.
Habitat: Rio Terrero, Mexico, wild form, male, 7 cm.

 

 

376-Allodontichthys_tamazulae01
Allodontichthys tamazulae
Foto: Ivan Dibble

 

 

Allodontichthys tamazulae 05 Verbreitungskarte

 

 

 

Literature of:

508-Kees de Jong

 

Allodontichthys tamazulae Turner, 1946

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

K. de Jong (2004): Allodontichthys tamazulae Turner, 1946. Poecilia Nieuws (2): 9-12

K. de Jong (2004): Allodontichthys tamazulae Turner, 1946. Das Lebendgebärenden Magazin (4): 5-9

J. Klungers (2008): Allodontichthys tamazulae Turner, 1946. Poecilia Nieuws (3): 50-51

D. Kunath (1990): Der Vielschuppen - Hochlandkärpfling, Allodontichthys polylepis Rauchenberger, 1988 eine neue Art dieser Goodeiden-Gattung. ZAG Lebendgebärende Zahnkarpfen (4): 5-8

D. Lambert (0): Allodontichthys tamazulae Turner, 1946. Viviparous (37): 0-

J. Lyons (1999): The darter Goodeids, Genus Allodontichthys. Livebearers (158/159): 14-18

J. Lyons (2002): De grondbaars Goodeiden, het geslacht Allodontichthys. Poecilia Nieuws (5): 91-95

A.C. Radda (1986): Cyprinodonte vissen in Mexico 3. Poecilia Nieuws (2): 40-43

M. Rauchenberger (1988): A new species of Allodontichthys with comparative morphometrics for the genus. Copeia (2): 433-441

C.L Turner (1946): A contribution to the taxonomy and zoogeography of the Goodeid fishes. Occasional papers of the museum of zoology University of Michigan (495): 1-13

S.A. Webb (2002): Molecular systematics of the genus Allodontichtys. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (12): 193-205

 

tamazulae, Allodontichthys Turner 1946: 5 [Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich. No. 495; ref. 4471]. Río Tamazula, a trib. of the Río Tuxpan, above Tamazula, Jalisco, Mexico. Holotype: UMMZ 143022. Paratypes: UMMZ 143023 (8). Valid as Allodontichthys tamazulae Turner 1946 -- (Rauchenberger 1988:436 [ref. 6411], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:38 [ref. 22290]). Allodontichthys tamazulae Turner 1946, Goodeidae: Goodeinae. Habitat: freshwater.