Description of a new species from Laguna Chichancanab, Yucatan, Mexico: Cyprinodon suavium (Pisces: Cyprinodontidae)

@article{Strecker2004DescriptionOA,
  title={Description of a new species from Laguna Chichancanab, Yucatan, Mexico: Cyprinodon suavium (Pisces: Cyprinodontidae)},
  author={Ulrike Strecker},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={541},
  pages={107-115}
}
Cyprinodon suavium is a new species that belongs to the endemic species flock from Laguna Chichancanab, Yucatan, Mexico, which is proposed to have evolved by sympatric speciation in the lake during the last 8000 years. C. suaviumis distinguished from all other known Cyprinodon species by a flattened and concave inter- and postorbital skull roof and a terminal mouth with distinctive thickened lips. The short gut length and dietary items found in the gut indicate that C. suavium is one of the… CONTINUE READING