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Spotted Skiffia

IUCN Red List: Endangered
EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme)

Spotted Skiffia is a freshwater fish species of North America, an endemic to Mexico where it is found only in federal states of Michoacán and probably Jalisco (if it is not already completely disappeared from Jalisco).

There are only 6–7 populations remaining and even these are heavily threatened by water diversions for agriculture, habitat modification for recreation, introduction pf invasive fish species and other factors. 

In 2008 it was established that the Spotted Skiffia has disappeared from almost 85% of its historical range. The numbers continue to decrease.


■ Included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2019 as Endangered (EN).
■ The species is managed under the EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme).


■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Actinopterygii – ray-finned fishes
■ Order Cyprinodontiformes – toothcarps
■ Family Goodeidae – splitfins
■ Species Skiffia multipunctata – Spotted Skiffia

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