Notropis simus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Notropis simus
Species Authority: (Cope, 1875)
Common Name(s):
English Bluntnose Shiner
Alburnellus simus Cope, 1875

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gimenez Dixon, M.
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Formerly found in the upper Rio Grande, Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico, and Pecos River, New Mexico. Subspecies simus of the Rio Grande was last collected in 1964 in New Mexico; and is now regarded as extinct. Subspecies pecosensis Gilbert & Chernoff, 1982: Pecos River drainage of eastern New Mexico, just south of Santa Rosa to Carlsbad (Chernoff et al. 1982); currently, Pecos River from Fort Sumner to Artesia (Hatch et al. 1985).
United States (New Mexico, Texas - Regionally Extinct)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Notropis simus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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