SPECIES CODE: E042 V01
Listed as Endangered with Critical Habitat on September 2, 1983 (48 FR 40178 40186).† Recovery Plan completed on September 28, 1990.
C. n. mionectes is a member of the Cyprinodontidae family.† The species grows to a maximum of two inches.
REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT:
Very little is known about this speciesí life history.†
RANGE AND POPULATION LEVEL:
n. mionectes is found only in 10 spring areas within the Ash Meadows,
The species occupies headwater spring pools as well as outflow creeks 2km or more distant, marshes connected to spring systems, and ephemeral pools formed by spring water.†
The speciesí habitat provides most of the surface water in the area, and has been altered for agricultural purposes and development.† All have been altered by diversion into earthen or concrete channels, impoundment, drying due to pumping of local ground waters, and/or elimination of riparian vegetation during ground leveling.† This has resulted in habitat loss and lowering of the water level.
Past threats remain.