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Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
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Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)

General: Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos) are small, guppy-like fish that used to live in springpools and streams in Pahrump, Nevada. Development in the Pahrump area dropped the watertable, and the spring where they lived (Manse Spring) went dry. The last of the fish were rescued and now live only in man-made refugia. I understand that there is a refugia at Boulder Dam that I have never seen, and there is another at Corn Creek on the Desert National Wildlife Range that is open to the public. The species is listed as Endangered.

Taxonomy: Family: Goodeidae.

Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos) Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos) Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos) Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos) Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
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Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
Painting of Pahrump Poolfish on sign at the Corn Creek Refugia.
Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
Pahrump Poolfish refugia at Corn Creek
Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos) Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
Snail cleaning algae off the glass
Pahrump Poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)
Snail cleaning algae off the glass
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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