NANFA-- North American Species Now Extinct

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Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:52:48 -0500

>From: (Harro Hieronimus)
>To: "livebearer" <>
>Subject: Characodon audax extinct!
>Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 01:11:44 +0100
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>It is a sad information but reality: Characodon audax is extinct at El
>Toboso. The only place where this pretty looking goodeid was found was El
>Toboso, El ojo de agua (the fountain head). Brian Kabbes, who just came back
>from there, reported, that the total water body must have fallen dry last
>year. There have only been Gambusia senilis, but no adults. They looked very
>carefully (and Brian has been there a year before and knew where the fish
>were). There was a large pump station nearby for irrigation and drinking
>water purposes and he thinks that they maybe have taken too much water.
>There's also a webside with some picture and Dutch text at
>Who has this specimens of this fish? They are valuable now. For Zoogoneticus
>tequila and Gambusia geiseri we already initiated an international breeding
>project. Please everybody concerned send me (privately) the following
>Who has still Characodon audax?
>Who will breed more of the fish?
>Who would be willing to participate in the breeding project?
>I will compile this information and send it to the list.
>Regards Harro

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