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Good news for Desert Pupfish

July 4, 2007

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My post-doctoral research was in hybridization among endangered desert fishes here in the American Southwest, so it has made me happy to read that a new population of the endangered Desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius, above) has mysteriously appeared in man-made research ponds in Salton Sea, California. Many of the over 1000 specimens are juveniles, which has lead scientists to infer that substantial breeding is going on in the ponds.

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  1. CCP
    July 4, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    The mechanisms of freshwater-fish dispersal have always puzzled me.
    No doubt you know Tony Echelle?

  2. John Lynch
    July 5, 2007 at 2:25 am

    Echelle? Yes. But I haven’t worked on desert fishes for over ten years now.

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