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Devils Hole Pupfish

Implementing Recovery Actions, May 2, 2006

Collection of hybridized pupfish at point of rocksOn May 2, 2006, hybridized Devils Hole pupfish were successfully moved from the Point of Rocks Refuge to Willow Beach Hatchery and to Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. These two facilities have been selected as the sites for the propagation efforts by the Regional Mangers and the Recovery Team.

Willow Beach Hatchery: 40 fish (20 females, 10 males, and 10 juveniles)
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay: 40 fish (20, females, 10 males, 10, juveniles)

These fish will be monitored and data will be collected in order to understand and refine techniques necessary for successful propagation of the pupfish in aquaria.

 

 

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Last updated: September 28, 2012