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Orestias elegans (fish)

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Orestias elegans
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Cyprinodontidae
Genus: Orestias
O. elegans
Binomial name
Orestias elegans
Garman, 1895[2]

Orestias elegans is a species of pupfish from the family Cyprinodontidae.[3] The type locality are small lakes among headwaters of Río Rimac, in Peru.[4] It is part of the agassii species complex.


  1. ^ Lyons, T.J. (2023). "Orestias elegans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2023: e.T176675428A176675433. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T176675428A176675433.en. Retrieved 3 June 2024.
  2. ^ Garman, S. 1895. The cyprinodonts. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 19 (pt 1): 1–179, Pls. 1–12
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Orestias elegans" in FishBase. August 2019 version.
  4. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Orestias elegans". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20 October 2019.