Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 84, Issue 2, pp 223–224 | Cite as

Threatened fishes of the world: Ameca splendens Miller & Fitzsimons, 1971 (Cyprinodontiformes: Goodeidae)

  • Eugenia López-López
  • Jacinto Elías Sedeño-Díaz


Exotic Species Environmental Degradation Fish Fauna Environmental Legislation Life History Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugenia López-López
    • 1
  • Jacinto Elías Sedeño-Díaz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Lab. de Ictiología y LimnologíaEscuela Nacional de Ciencias BiológicasCol. Sto. Tomás, DFMexico
  2. 2.Programa Ambiental del IPNCol. Zacatenco, DFMexico

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