Final details to the GWG meeting in Morelia!

In about 10 days, the first Goodeid Working Group Meeting in Morelia will start. For those who attend and those who need a help to decide whether the would like to participate or not, here the final schedule for the Meeting. Please keep in mind, that before the GWG - Meeting, there is the vivparous meeting with a lot of livebearer interested people, starting on Monday the 03.11., that will be also very interesting for our group.


2014 Goodeid Working Group Agenda

Morelia, Mexico, 5-7 Nov 2014


Wednesday, 5 Nov

Presentations and Group Discussions

9:00-9:40 a.m.  Carmen del Rocio Pedraza Marrón “Loss of populations of Goodeids and other fishes”

9:40-10:20 a.m.  John Lyons “The role of the GWG in the captive maintenance of the Goodeids”

10:20-11:00 a.m.  Group Discussion

11:00-11:30 a.m.  Break

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.  Kees de Jong “Breeding Goodeids in captivity”

12:20-12:40 p.m.  Omar Domínguez Domínguez “Program to re-introduce Goodeids”

12:40-1:20 p.m.  Group Discussion

1:20-3:00 p.m.  Group Meal (“Comida”)

3:00-4:30 p.m. Juan Miguel Artigas Azas “Characodon: the ancient Goodeids”

4:30-5:10 p.m.  Arcadio Valdés González “Characodon in captivity, its maintenance and effects of feeding on reproduction”

5:10-5:50 p.m.  Group Discussion

5:50-8:00 p.m.  Visit to the captive Goodeid collection at the Biology Laboratory of the University of Michoacán of San Nicolas Hidalgo (“Aqualab”)

8:00-???? p.m.  Group Meal (“Cena”)


Thursday, 6 Nov

Field trip to collect wild Goodeids

9:00 a.m.  Leave Morelia in chartered bus to visit field sites. Cost approximately $25 USD/person

9:30-11:30 a.m.  Collect fish at Manantial (spring system) la Mintzita in the Morelia/Cutizeo basin. Likely Goodeids – Alloophorus robustus, Goodea atripinnis, Skiffia lermae, Xenotoca cf. variata (new species under description by Omar), Zoogoneticus quitzeoensis. Other possible species – Poeciliidae: Poecilia reticulata (guppy; introduced), Poeciliopsis infans, Xiphophorus helleri (green swordtail, introduced); Catostomidae: Scartomyzon austrinus; Cyprinidae: Notropis calientis, Yuriria alta.

11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.  Travel to and collect at Manantial (spring system) Rancho el Molino Viejo in the Pátzcuaro basin. Likely Goodeids – Alloophorus robustus, Allotoca diazi, Allotoca dugesii, Goodea atripinnis, Skiffia lermae. Other possible species – Cyprinidae: Algansea lacustris.

1:30-4:00 p.m.  Travel to and eat a meal (“comida”) at Lake Zirahuén, a very beautiful mountain lake. Historically this lake had a variety of Goodeids including Allotoca meeki, but they were all eliminated after the introduction of Micropterus salmoides (largemouth bass), a top predator, about 25 years ago. The lake still has two native silversides (Atherinopsidae), the charal Chirostoma attenuatum and the pescado blanco (whitefish) Chirostoma estor which are served in the local restaurants.

4:00-7:00 p.m.  Travel to and visit the town of Pátzcuaro, a very scenic and historic town with a large indigenous community. We will explore the downtown and view Lake Pátzcuaro.

7:00-8:00 p.m.  Return to Morelia and drop off live wish we have captured at the Aqualab.

8:00-???? p.m.  Group meal (“cena”)


Friday, 7 Nov

Optional return visit to Aqualab