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  • Ameca splendens
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Scientific NameAmeca splendens  Miller & Fitzsimons, 1971
Common Name(s)Butterfly Splitfin
Highland/Schmetterlings-Kaerpfling (Germany)
Type LocalityRío Teuchitlán, just below Teuchitlán, Jalisco, Mexico.
PronunciationSPLEN denz
EtymologyThe specific epithet, splendens, means "to shine".
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionNorth America: Jalisco, Mexico.
IUCN Red List StatusExtinct in the Wild
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ReferencesCopeia 1971 (no. 1), pp 3, Fig. 1-2, 4-6
Registered Keepers(1) christhefishes (k: 11), (2) bekateen (k: 12), who also notes: "Foster-cared a dozen of these. Now passed onto real owner. Nice fish but fin nippers.".

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Last Update2014 Jan 04 11:18 (species record created: 2011 Apr 02 06:12)