|Scientific Name:||Cyprinodon labiosus|
|Species Authority:||Humphries & Miller, 1981|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Snoeks, J., Laleye, P. & Contreras-MacBeath, T.|
|Reviewer(s):||Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)|
Assessed as Critically Endangered, on account of its extremely small extent of occurrence, occurring in only one location and the continuing decline in the number of mature individuals, due to competition with exotic species and predation of fry.
|Range Description:||This species only occurs in Laguna Chichancanab, a complex of inland freshwater lakes following a fault line, near the centre of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Laguna Chichancanab has a surface area of 7.5km².|
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|Population:||The global population is decreasing, although detailed numbers are lacking.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||C. labiosus is a benthopelagic species that inhabits lakes, in clear to brownish water, with hard or soft substrates.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species' habitat is threatened by several factors, including the impacts of tilapia breeding (introduced in 1988) and by the poorly planned development of touristic activities. Pesticides and fertilizers used on surrounding agricultural lands can drain into the lagoon. An enlargement of agricultural land will increase deforestation, and possibly siltation in the lagoon (Ramsar 2004).|
|Conservation Actions:||This species' range lies within a Ramsar site: Laguna de Chichankanab. It has also been listed as threatened by SEDESOL (1994).|
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|Citation:||Snoeks, J., Laleye, P. & Contreras-MacBeath, T. 2009. Cyprinodon labiosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2015.|