GLOBAL CONSERVATION STATUS FOR VALID GENERIC NAMES

 

 

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Hereafter is the list of genera or subgenera with the global conservation status of their components.

The list is in a sortable table with 3 columns:

  1. Current generic name of taxon (if genus with subgenera, the conservation data are given for the nominotypical subgenus only, the conservation status of the other valid subgenera being treated at dedicated line of subgenus)
  2. Current systematic status of taxon (if subgenera, the conservation data of the subgenus are given)
  3. Conservation Status (in line with definitions of official Red List and Cites).

 

The following list of valid generic names has been updated on January, 1. 2020.

 

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VALID (SUB)GENERA SYSTEMATIC STATUS CONSERVATION STATUS
in Killi-Data
Aapticheilichthysoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Acantholebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Austrolebiaslocally endangered.
Acanthophacelusviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliawidespread (and unfortunately widely introduced all over the world, phasing out other Cyprinodontiformes).
Acrolebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Austrolebiaslocally endangered.
Adiniopsoviparous valid subgenus of Nothobranchiuslocally endangered.
Alfaroviviparous valid genus (1 species group)locally endangered.
Allodontichthysviviparous valid genus (1 species group)locally endangered (but will be globally endangered when pollution increases).
Alloophorusviviparous valid genus (1 species group)widespread (but will be endangered when pollution increases and declining since 2000).
Allopoeciliaviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliawidespread.
Allotocaviviparous valid genus (2 or more species groups)globally endangered (but will be soon extinct in the wild if no protection is granted).
Amecaviviparous valid genus (monotypic)globally endangered and declining since 2000 (remnant in few locations, in need of priority protection because of agricultural development and status as monotypic species).
Anablepsviviparous valid genuswidespread (but will be endangered when pollution increases).
Anablepsoidesoviparous valid subgenus of Rivulusunknown.
Anatolichthysoviparous valid subgenus of Aphaniusglobally endangered.
Aphaniusoviparous valid genus (with 4 subgenera, Anatolichthys, Aphanius s.s., Kosswigichthys, Tellia)locally endangered, notably by artificially introduced Gambusia sp. and, for some species, highly threatened of extinction (or even extinct).
Aphyolebiasoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)widespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Aphyoplatysoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Aphyosemionoviparous valid genus (with 9 subgenera, Aphyosemion s.s., Chromaphyosemion, Diapteron, Kathetys, Mesoaphyosemion, Raddaella, Episemion, Scheelsemion, Iconisemion)widespread.
Aplocheilichthysoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Aplocheilusoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)widespread (locally endangered by pollution and introduced Poeciliidae competition).
Archiaphyosemionoviparous valid genus (with 2 subgenera, Archiaphyosemion s.s., Nimbapanchax)locally endangered.
Argolebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Austrolebiaslocally endangered.
Arthrophallusviviparous valid subgenus of Gambusiawidespread.
Ataeniobiusviviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread (but will be endangered when pollution increases).
Atlantirivulusoviparous valid subgenus of Rivuluslocally endangered.
Aulophallusviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliopsiswidespread.
Austrofundulusoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)locally endangered.
Austrolebiasoviparous valid genus (with 7 subgenera, Acantholebias, Acrolebias, Argolebias, Austrolebias s.s., Gymnolebias, Cypholebias, Megalebias)locally endangered (and in places, near urbanization, strongly endangered).
Bathylebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Cynolebiasunknown.
Belonesoxviviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Benirivulusoviparous valid subgenus of Rivuluswidespread.
Brachyrhaphisviviparous valid genus (2 or more species groups)widespread.
Callopanchaxoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)locally endangered.
Campellolebiasoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)globally endangered, due to their natural habitat close to industrialization (in strong need of protection).
Carlhubbsiaviviparous valid genus (1 species group)widespread (maybe recessive).
Chapalichthysviviparous valid genus (1 species group)widespread (but will be endangered when pollution increases).
Characodonviviparous valid genus (1 species group)globally endangered (and at risk of extinction when pollution in biotopes increases).
Chriopeoidesoviparous valid genus (monotypic)locally endangered.
Chromaphyosemionoviparous valid subgenus of Aphyosemionwidespread.
Cnesterodonviviparous valid genus (2 or more species groups)widespread.
Congopanchaxoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)locally endangered (probably recessive).
Crenichthysoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)protected (globally endangered; threatened by introduced Poeciliidae and predators).
Cualacoviparous valid genus (monotypic)globally endangered (in need of protection).
Cubanichthysoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Curtipenisviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliawidespread.
Cynobranchiusoviparous valid subgenus of Nothobranchiuswidespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Cynodonichthysoviparous valid subgenus of Rivuluslocally endangered.
Cynolebiasoviparous valid genus (with 2 subgenera, Cynolebias s.s., Bathylebias)locally endangered.
Cynopanchaxoviparous valid subgenus of Lacustricolawidespread.
Cynopoecilusoviparous valid genus (with 2 subgenera, Cynopoecilus s.s., Poecilopanchax)locally endangered.
Cypholebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Austrolebiaslocally endangered.
Cyprinodonoviparous valid genusvariable according to species, but usually endangered and sometimes protected (main threats in plateau species concern habitat pumping by man and introduced viviparous Cyprinodontiformes or alien species such as Oreochromis sp. and and Astyanax affinis) ; at least 4 species are extinct in the wild (and probably also since 2010, at least 3 of the 7 species of lake Chichancanab).
Diapteronoviparous valid subgenus of Aphyosemionwidespread.
Diphyacanthaviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Empetrichthysoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)globally endangered and protected (most collecting places have been distroyed by water pumping or fish have been phased out by introduced carps and bullfrogs).
Epiplatysoviparous valid genus (with 3 subgenera, Epiplatys s.s., Lycocyprinus, Parepiplatys)widespread.
Episemionoviparous valid subgenus of Aphyosemionwidespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Fenerbahceoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Floridichthysoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)locally endangered.
Fluviphylaxoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Foerschichthysoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread (maybe locally endangered).
Fontinusoviparous valid subgenus of Funduluswidespread (maybe locally endangered).
Fundulopanchaxoviparous valid genus (with 5 subgenera, Fundulopanchax s.s., Gularopanchax, Paludopanchax, Paraphyosemion, Pauciradius)locally endangered.
Fundulosomaoviparous valid genus (monotypic)locally endangered.
Fundulusoviparous valid genus (with 6 subgenera, Fundulus s.s., Fontinus, Plancterus, Wileyichthys, Xenisma, Zygonectes)locally endangered; one species extinct, few species, globally endangered.
Gambusiaviviparous valid genus (with 4 subgenera, Arthrophallus, Gambusia s.s., Heterophallina, Paragambusia)widespread (and unfortunately widely introduced all over the world, phasing out other Cyprinodontiformes, but a few species are endangered and even extinct).
Garmanellaoviparous valid genus (monotypic)locally endangered.
Girardinichthysviviparous valid genus (2 or more species groups)globally endangered.
Girardinusviviparous valid genus (with 3 subgenera, Dactylophallus, Girardinus s.s., Glaridichthys)widespread (but in some cases, locally endangered).
Gnatholebiasoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Goodeaviviparous valid genus (1 species group)widespread (but will be locally endangered when pollution increases).
Gularopanchaxoviparous valid subgenus of Fundulopanchaxlocally endangered.
Gymnolebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Austrolebiaslocally endangered.
Heterandriaviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Heterophallinaviviparous valid subgenus of Gambusialocally endangered.
Heterophallusviviparous valid genuswidespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Hiatirhaphisviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Hylopanchaxoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)widespread.
Hypsolebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Simpsonichthyslocally endangered (sometimes globally endangered).
Hypsopanchaxoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)widespread.
Iconisemionoviparous valid subgenus of Aphyosemionwidespread.
Ilyodonviviparous valid genus (1 species group)locally endangered (and declining regularly since 2000).
Jenynsiaviviparous valid genus (with 2 subgenera, Jenynsia s.s., Plesiojenynsia)widespread (but will be endangered when pollution increases).
Jordanellaoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Kathetysoviparous valid subgenus of Aphyosemionwidespread.
Kosswigichthysoviparous valid subgenus of Aphaniusglobally endangered.
Kryptolebiasoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)locally endangered.
Lacirisoviparous valid genus (monotypic)globally endangered (maybe extinct).
Lacustricolaoviparous valid genus (with 2 subgenera, Cynopanchax, Lacustricola s.s.)widespread.
Laimosemionoviparous valid subgenus of Rivuluswidespread.
Lamprichthysoviparous valid genus (monotypic)locally endangered (extensive fisheries ; artificially planted in another lake).
Leptolebiasoviparous valid genus (monotypic)globally endangered, due to natural habitat being close to industrialization ; in need of strong protection (if not, too late).
Leptolucaniaoviparous valid genus (monotypic)locally endangered.
Leptopanchaxoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)globally endangered, due to natural habitat being close to industrialization ; in need of strong protection (if not, too late for some components).
Leptorhaphisviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliopsiswidespread (but will be endangered when pollution increases).
Limiaviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliawidespread.
Llanolebiasoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Lucaniaoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread, but one species, globally endangered.
Lycocyprinusoviparous valid subgenus of Epiplatyslocally endangered.
Maratecoaraoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Megalebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Austrolebiaslocally endangered.
Megupsilonoviparous valid genus (monotypic)extinct (in the wild, but with laboratory conservation), phased out by the introduced Large Mouth Bass for angling and threatened by the drying out of its habitat by illegal pumping for agricultural purposes (Contreras & Lozano, 1996).
Melanorivulusoviparous valid subgenus of Rivuluswidespread (sometimes locally endangered).
Mesoaphyosemionoviparous valid subgenus of Aphyosemionwidespread.
Micromoemaoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Micropanchaxoviparous valid genuswidespread.
Micropoeciliaviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliawidespread.
Millerichthysoviparous valid genus (monotypic)globally endangered (in need of protection).
Moemaoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Mollienesiaviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliawidespread.
Mucurilebiasoviparous valid genus (monotypic)maybe extinct
Nematolebiasoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)globally endangered (by industrialisation); in need of formal protection.
Neofundulusoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread, with one species probably extinct.
Neoheterandriaviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Neotocaviviparous valid genus (monotypic)globally endangered and declining since 2000 (in need of protection) (at one time supposed to be extinct in the wild, but it may be re-introduced from aquarium strains).
Nimbapanchaxoviparous valid subgenus of Archiaphyosemionwidespread.
Nothobranchiusoviparous valid genus (with 6 subgenera, Adiniops, Cynobranchius, Nothobranchius s.s., Paranothobranchius, Plesiobranchius, Zononothobranchius)widespread (locally endangered for some Northern species).
Notholebiasoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)globally endangered (in strong need of protection, if not too late).
Oditichthysoviparous valid subgenus of Rivuluswidespread.
Ophthalmolebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Simpsonichthysglobally endangered.
Orestiasoviparous valid genuslocally endangered, sometimes extinct.
Owiyeyeoviparous valid subgenus of Rivuluswidespread.
Oxyzygonectesoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread (but will be endangered when pollution increases).
Pachypanchaxoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)locally endangered (sometimes, threatened).
Paludopanchaxoviparous valid subgenus of Fundulopanchaxlocally endangered.
Pamphorichthysviviparous valid genuswidespread (probably).
Panamichthysviviparous valid genuswidespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Pantanodonoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)locally endangered, sometimes globally endangered.
Papiliolebiasoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Paragambusiaviviparous valid subgenus of Gambusiawidespread.
Paranothobranchiusoviparous valid subgenus of Nothobranchiuswidespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Paraphyosemionoviparous valid subgenus of Fundulopanchaxwidespread.
Parepiplatysoviparous valid subgenus of Epiplatyswidespread.
Pauciradiusoviparous valid subgenus of Fundulopanchaxwidespread (sometimes, locally endangered).
Phallichthysviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Phallocerosviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Phalloptychusviviparous valid genuswidespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Phallotorynusviviparous valid genuswidespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Pitunaoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Plancterusoviparous valid subgenus of Funduluswidespread (sometimes, locally endangered).
Plataplochilusoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)widespread.
Platypanchaxoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Plesiobranchiusoviparous valid subgenus of Nothobranchiusstrongly recessive (spotted distribution), probably globally endangered (in need of protection).
Plesiojenynsiaviviparous valid subgenus of Jenynsiawidespread (but will be endangered when pollution increases).
Plesiolebiasoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)widespread (but apparently rare).
Poeciliaviviparous valid genus (with 9 subgenera, Acanthophacelus, Allopoecilia, Curtipenis, Limia, Micropoecilia, Mollienesia, Poecilia s.s., Pseudolimia, Psychropoecilia)widespread.
Poeciliopsisviviparous valid genus (with 3 subgenera, Aulophallus, Leptorhaphis, Poeciliopsis s.s.)widespread (with exceptions).
Poecilopanchaxoviparous valid subgenus of Cynopoeciluslocally endangered.
Poropanchaxoviparous valid genus (with 2 subgenera, Congopanchax, Poropanchax s.s.)widespread (but some species may be endangered, due to their niche in industrialized coastal fringes).
Priapellaviviparous valid genuslocally endangered (due to human development).
Priapichthysviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Procatopusoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Profundulusoviparous valid genus (with 2 subgenera, Profundulus s.s., Tlaloc)locally endangered.
Pronothobranchiusoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread (but threatened by desertic progression).
Prorivulusoviparous valid genus (monotypic)unknown.
Pseudepiplatysoviparous valid genus (monotypic)locally endangered (due to pollution and urbanization).
Pseudolimiaviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliawidespread.
Pseudopoeciliaviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Pseudorestiasoviparous valid genus (monotypic)globally endangered (in need of protection).
Pseudoxiphophorusviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Psychropoeciliaviviparous valid subgenus of Poeciliawidespread.
Pterolebiasoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Quintanaviviparous valid genuslocally endangered.
Rachoviaoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Raddaellaoviparous valid subgenus of Aphyosemionwidespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Renovaoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread, but globally recessive (spotted distribution).
Rhexipanchaxoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Rivulusoviparous valid genus (with 10 subgenera, Anablepsoides, Atlantirivulus, Benirivulus, Cynodontichthys, Laimosemion, Oditichthys, Owiyeye, Melanorivulus, Rivulus s.s., Vomerivulus)widespread, with few exceptions.
Scheelsemionoviparous valid subgenus of Aphyosemionwidespread.
Scolichthysviviparous valid genuswidespread (maybe locally endangered).
Scriptaphyosemionoviparous valid genus (2 species flocks)widespread (locally endangered for some species, due to industrialization).
Simpsonichthysoviparous valid genus (with 5 subgenera, Hypsolebias, Ophthalmolebias, Simpsonichthys s.s., Spectrolebias, Xenurolebias)locally endangered (sometimes threatened and in need of protection).
Skiffiaviviparous valid genus (2 or more species groups)globally endangered (in need of protection).
Spectrolebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Simpsonichthyswidespread.
Stenolebiasoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)locally endangered.
Telliaoviparous valid subgenus of Aphaniusglobally endangered (sometimes at risk of extinction).
Terranatosoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Tlalocoviparous valid subgenus of Profunduluslocally endangered.
Tomeurusoviparous valid genus (monotypic)widespread.
Trigonectesoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)widespread.
Valenciaoviparous valid genus (1 species flock)protected (but still at risk of extinction).
Vomerivulusoviparous valid subgenus of Rivuluslocally endangered.
Wileyichthysoviparous valid subgenus of Funduluslocally endangered.
Xenismaoviparous valid subgenus of Funduluslocally endangered.
Xenodexiaviviparous valid genuslocally endangered.
Xenoophorusviviparous valid genus (1 species group)globally endangered (in need of protection).
Xenophallusviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Xenotaeniaviviparous valid genus (monotypic)locally endangered and stable since 2000 (but gradually declining and will be globally endangered when pollution increases).
Xenotocaviviparous valid genus (1 species group)locally endangered and declining since 2000.
Xenurolebiasoviparous valid subgenus of Simpsonichthysglobally endangered.
Xiphophorusviviparous valid genuswidespread.
Yssolebiasoviparous valid genus (monotypic)unknown (might be extinct).
Zononothobranchiusoviparous valid subgenus of Nothobranchiuslocally endangered.
Zoogoneticusviviparous valid genus (1 species group)locally endangered (but will be globally endangered when pollution increases).
Zygonectesoviparous valid subgenus of Funduluswidespread.