The Comanche springs pupfish

The Comanche springs pupfish
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Period

prohibited all year

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The Comanche springs pupfish belongs to the Cyprinodontidae family. The common length for Comanche Springs aphid is 3.8 cm, the maximum reported length for this species is 6.2 cm. They can live up to two years. It reproduces in the spring. This species is endangered, so fishing is prohibited.
The Comanche springs pupfish is a small fish with a compressed body. Males are larger than females and have a metallic blue color while females are beige.

The Comanche springs pupfish lifestyle

The Comanche springs pupfish are omnivorous. Their meals include small insects, filamentous algae and even seeds. This diversified regime is a definite advantage for surviving in the specific environment in which they operate.
Although eggs are laid in the territories of dominant males, there is no parental protection. These sites serve primarily as seduction areas. In white water, the eggs are laid in vegetation while they are deposited on rocks in the quiet areas. They can spawn all year round but especially in spring.

The Comanche springs pupfish habitat

The Comanche springs pupfish lives in freshwater in springs and in associated marshes and canals. The Comanche springs pupfish is generally present in mud in a stream. The Comanche springs pupfish are well adapted to their harsh habitat and can tolerate a wide range of salinities and temperatures up to 40.5 degrees Celsius.
The Comanche springs pupfish has historically inhabited two areas 90 miles apart in the Pecos River watersheds of Texas. The shearwater of the Comanche springs pupfish now resides in a small series of springs, their outlets and their system of irrigation canals and ditches linking Phantom Lake, San Solomon Springs, Griffin Springs and Toya Creek springs near Balmorhea, Reeves County, Texas.

The Comanche springs pupfish angling

The Comanche springs pupfish is an endangered species. It is prohibited to fish for it. If you accidentally catch it, you should relieve it in the water.

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