Metadata

Lucifuga undescribed species 6

[Navarro-Mendoza and Valdes-Casillas 1990]

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
OphidiiformesBythitoideiBythitidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Mexico

Types

Despite the suggestion that specimens were collected from Cenote Catedrales the species has never been described.

Distribution

Navarro-Mendoza and Valdes-Casillas (1990) recorded specimens of what they assumed to be Lucifuga from Cenote Catedrales and say that the genus was also seen in Cenote Cristal, both in Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mexico (Palacios-Vargas, Juberthie and Reddell 2015:24-26).

Habitat

Probably typical Cenote/groundwater habitat as for other fishes in the area.

Systematics

Nothing known.

Conservation Status

MuG [NE]

Museum Holdings

None known.

Key References

Lane, H. H. Journal Article 1903 The ovarian structure of the viviparous blind fishes Lucifuga and Stygicola
Lane, H. H. Journal Article 1908 On the ovary and ova of the Cuban cavefishes
Lane, H.H. Book Section 1909 On the overy and ova in Lucifuga and Stygicola
Wourms, J.P. Journal Article 1981 Viviparity: The maternal-fetal relationship in fishes
Burgess, G.H. Book Section 1983 Lucifuga
Burgess, G.H. and Franz, R. Book Section 1987 Zoogeography of the Antillean freshwater fish fauna
Navarro-Medoza, M. and Valdes-Casillas, C. Book Section 1990 Peces cavernicolas de la Peninsula de Yucatan en peligro de extincion, con nuevos registros para Quintana Roo
Hernández, D.A. Thesis 2005 Relaciones evolutivas de las especies del genéro Lucifuga (Ophidiiformes: Bythitidae) en Cuba
Garrido-Linares, M. and Acero, P. A. Journal Article 2006 Peces Ophidiiformes del Atlántico occidental tropical con especial énfasis en el mar Caribe colombiano
Garcia-Machado, E., Hernandez, D., Moller, P.R., Bernatchez, L. and Casane, D. Journal Article 2011 Phylogenetic relationships among Cuban and Bahamian species of the blind cave-fishes genus Lucifuga: A shared lineage among two isoloated archipelagoes
Palacios-Vargas, J.G., Juberthie, C. and Reddell, J. Book 2014-2015 Encyclopaedia Biospeologica Mexico
Moller, P.R., Knudsen, S.W., Schwarzhans, W. and Nielsen, J.G. Journal Article 2016 A new classification of viviparous brotulas (Bythitidae) – with family status for Dinematichthyidae – based on molecular, morphological and fossil data
Ditter, R.E., Erdman, R.B., Goebel, A.M. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. Journal Article 2019 Widespread phenotypic hypervariation in the enigmatic anchialine shrimp Barbouria cubensis (Decapoda: Barbouriidae)
Ditter, R.E., Snyder, A.P., Schulman, S.E. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. Journal Article 2019 Notes on the behavior and first records of three enigmatic anchialine shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea: Barbouriidae, Palaemonidae) in the Bahamas
Ditter, R.E., Mejía-Ortíz, L.M. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. Journal Article 2020 Anchialine adjustments: an updated phylogeny and classification for the family Barbouriidae Christoffersen 1987 (Decapoda: Caridea)