The Desert Pupfish of the Salton Sea: A Synthesis
Entry ID: uc_ssa_desertpupfish

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Abstract: The desert pupfish (Cyprinodontidae, Cyprinodon macularius (Baird and Girard
1853)) is the only fish endemic to the Salton Sink. There are two subspecies in
the United States: a Colorado River form (C. m. macularius Baird and Girard)
and a Quitobaquito form (C. m. eremus Miller and Fuiman) (Marsh and Sada 1993).
This report focuses on C. m. macularius, whose wild ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 33.5   S: 33.0   E: -115.5   W: -116.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ron Sutton, Bureau of Reclamation
Dataset Title: The Desert Pupfish of the Salton Sea: A Synthesis
Dataset Release Date: August, 5, 1999
Dataset Release Place: La Quinta, California
Dataset Publisher: Salton Sea Authority
Data Presentation Form: document
Other Citation Details: Prepared for Salton Sea Authority
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Information was obtained from a literature search conducted by the California
Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), an internet search, and from the library at
the Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, Colorado. Recent unpublished survey data
were obtained from CDFG.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
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Data Center
Salton Sea Authority, California Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (760) 564-4888
Fax: (760) 564-5288
Email: info at
Contact Address:
Salton Sea Authority
78-401 Highway 111
Suite T
City: La Quinta
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92253
Country: USA
Phone: (303) 445-2495
Fax: (303) 445-6328
Contact Address:
Bureau of Reclamation
P.O. Box 25007 (D-8210)
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-08-29
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