Ichthyofauna from the River Lerma basin, Mexico (ENCB, IPN)

National School of Biological Sciences
National Polytechnic Institute
Prol. de Carpio y Plan de Ayala s/n
Col. Casco de Santo Tomas
11340 Mexico D.F.
Phone: 5729 6000
Fax 5729 6000 ext 46205

Dr. Edmundo Díaz Pardo
Head of the Project
Laboratory of Ichthyology
Department of Zoology
Phone: 5729 6000 ext 62420
e-mail: copemex@redipn.ipn.mx

The Rio Lerma basin is the most important river basin of Mexico’s central plateau. This basin has a long story of geological instability, physiographic changes and river anastomosis, which have produced the scattering of primary species and the development of innate ichthyofauna that accounts nearly 12% of the national total.

The database contains 732 specimens pertaining to 9 families, 26 genera and 48 species, and it pertains to the SNIB.

National School of Biological Sciences

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