Re: NANFA-- Mexico

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 02 May 2000 15:26:17 -0400

>Are fish in Mexico considered North American?

You betcha. Mexico, or most of it, is considered to be part of the North
American, or Nearctic, faunal province. From a biogeographic perspective, North
America ends at the southernmost tip of the minnow's range. Below that, the
place of minnows in the ecological niche is taken up by characins.

>Does anyone know of any way to get Mexican fish short of going to Mexico?

Other than for a handful of pupfishes, cichlids, poeciliids, and goodeids, which
are available in the speciality club trade, the answer is no. Unfortunately,
NANFA has no Mexican members to assist or advise in this regard.

Chris Scharpf

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