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The moapa dace (Moapa coriacea) is a rare cyprinid fish of southern Nevada, United States, found only in the warm springs that give rise to the Muddy River, and in the upper parts of the river. It is the only species of the monotypic genus Moapa.
C. L. Hubbs and R. R. Miller, 1948
A small fish, with a maximum recorded length of 9 cm, its scales are small and embedded in the skin, resulting in a noticeably leathery texture (thus the species epithet, derived from Latin coriaceus "leathery"). General body shape is standard for cyprinids, with a vaguely conical head.
Moapa daces require warm water, in temperature range of 87 to 93 °F.
- Gimenez Dixon (1996). "Moapa coriacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 May 2006. Listed as Critically Endangered (CR B1+2c v2.3)
- "Moapa coriacea". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 6 June 2006.
- Ira La Rivers, Fishes and Fisheries of Nevada (University of Nevada Press, 1994)
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Moapa coriacea" in FishBase. August 2011 version.
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