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Factors resulting in decline of the endangered Sonoran topminnow Poeciliopsis occidentalis (Atheriniformes: Poeciliidae) in the United States

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Wendell L Minckley, John N Rinne, Dean A Hendrickson, and Gary K Meffe, Factors resulting in decline of the endangered Sonoran topminnow Poeciliopsis occidentalis (Atheriniformes: Poeciliidae) in the United States: .

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The endangered Sonoran topminnow Poeciliopsis occidentalis has steadily declined in distribution and abundance in the past several decades, and currently survives in the United States only in several isolated localities in southern Arizona. This reduction is correlated with, and primarily attributed to, habitat destruction, and introduction and establishment of mosquitofish Gambusia affinis and other exotic fishes. Topminnows have characteristically been reduced in number or replaced within a year or two of introduction of non-native fishes. Other native fishes have experienced similar declines after introduction of exotics, and much of the endemic western ichthyofauna may be vulnerable to extirpation in this manner. Predation by introduced [...]

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