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Rhinichthys deaconi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhinichthys deaconi
Species Authority: Miller, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Las Vegas Dace

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-08-04
Assessor(s): NatureServe
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.
Justification:
This species is listed as Extinct because its entire habitat was destroyed, and the species has not been detected for several decades, despite adequate surveys.
History:
1996 Extinct
1994 Extinct (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Extinct (IUCN 1990)
1988 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was known only from springs and their outflows along Las Vegas Creek, Las Vegas, Nevada (Page and Burr 2011); it was first collected there by Hubbs et al. in 1938, and was described as a distinct species by Miller in 1984.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
United States
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Population [top]

Population: Today this species is not represented by any extant occurrences, subpopulations, or locations.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabited springs and outflows along Las Vegas Creek (Page and Burr 2011).
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species was not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Extinction undoubtedly resulted from destruction of the entire habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is extinct.

Citation: NatureServe 2013. Rhinichthys deaconi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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