Tepehuan shiner

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Tepehuan shiner
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Clade: Pogonichthyinae
Genus: Cyprinella
C. alvarezdelvillari
Binomial name
Cyprinella alvarezdelvillari

The Tepehuan shiner (Cyprinella alvarezdelvillari) is a species of

endemic to Mexico.[3][4] It was described as a new species from a stream in the headwaters of Nazas River in Arroyo del Péñon Blanco, upstream of Peñón Blanco, Durango. The specific name honors Dr. José Alvarez del Villar, the "founder of modern Mexican ichthyology".[2]

The Tepehuan shiner is a small species that can grow up to 4.4 cm (1.7 in) standard length, but is usually smaller, less than 3.6 cm (1.4 in) SL.[2][3] It is usually found in flowing water warmer than 29 °C (84 °F).[3]


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  3. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2015). "Cyprinella alvarezdelvillari" in FishBase. October 2015 version.
  4. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke (eds) (4 January 2016). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20 January 2016. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)