Lucifuga undescribed species 6

[Navarro-Mendoza and Valdes-Casillas 1990]







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


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).


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


Nothing known.

Conservation Status

MuG [NE]

Museum Holdings

None known.

Key References

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