La Palma Pupfish Cyprinodon longidorsalis

La Palma Pupfish male
La Palma Pupfish
La Palma Pupfish
The La Palma Pupfish was endemic to only one spring-fed pool of some 10 sq. metres in a Mexican desert. Discovered only in the early 1990s, it is now extinct in the wild (since 1996) following human drainage of the pool for irrigation but a small population survives in captivity.
La Palma Pupfish
La Palma Pupfish
La Palma Pupfish
The breeding male has beautiful milky white irridescent scales and a thick black border to the tail. They grow to 5-6cm long.
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Charco Palma Pupfish Cyprinodon veronicae

Charco Palma Pupfish male Breeding male.
Charco Palma Pupfish female Female.
Charco Palma Pupfish
The Charco Palma Pupfish, also called the Charco Pupfish, is also now extinct in the wild following human drainage of its habitat but a small population survives in captivity.
Charco Palma Pupfish male
Charco Palma Pupfish male
Charco Palma Pupfish
It is superficially similar to the La Palma and Potosi pupfish.