Central Monterrey

This river was quite dry when we visited. This stretch is bang in the centre of Monterrey, one of Mexico’s largest cities.

Despite the environment this habitat is home to several species including:

Hericthys cynoguttatum

Pseudoxiphophorus jonesi

Xiphophorus hybrids.

 

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Huasteca Canyon, Monterrey

Cañón de la Huasteca is an incredible place, it is only 10km from Monterry City centre with spectacular rock formations. It is a popular recreation area with cyclists, climbers and other outdoor pursuits actively enjoyed here.

This site is now almost completely dry. The only pools of water that exist here now are either temporary or cause by leaks from irrigation systems.

This was the home of the Monterry Platy, Xiphophorus couchianus, this species is now extinct in the wild, and its population in captivity is tiny.

The previous water line can be seen very clearly in the pictures below.

There is some water still in the canyon, but this is either temporary, or caused by leaks near pumping stations used for irrigation. The species found in these waters are predominately introduced an not native to this area of Mexico.

Species found here include: Tilapia sp and Poeciliopsis senilis.

If you can provide photographs of X,couchianus that we could use for this article, please contact me.

 

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La Cofradia, Jalisco

La Cofradia. Main Stream. Photo by Ivan Dibble

La Cofradia. Main Stream. Photo by Ivan Dibble

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Presa de Cutzarondiro, Michoacan

Presa de Cutzarondiro, Photo by Ivan Dibble

Presa de Cutzarondiro, Photo by Ivan Dibble

 

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Jesus Maria, Jalisco

Jesus Maria. Photo By Ivan Dibble

Jesus Maria. Photo By Ivan Dibble

 

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Cortboneras, Hildago

Cortbonaras. Photo By Ivan Dibble

Cortbonaras. Photo By Ivan Dibble

 

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Rio Claro, Hildago

Rio Claro. Photo By Ivan Dibble

Rio Claro. Photo By Ivan Dibble

 

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Chapultepec, Mexico City

Chapultepec. Photo by Ivan Dibble

Chapultepec. Photo by Ivan Dibble

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Media Luna, San Luis Potosi

 

 

Media Luna , Photo by Ivan Dibble

Media Luna , Photo by Ivan Dibble

 

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Rio Ayuquila, Jalisco

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