Tristramella simonis ssp. magdalenae (Lortet)

Damaskus Tristramella (Tristramella simonis ssp. magdalenae)

This subspecies of the Short Jaw Tristramella (Tristramella simonis (Günther)) was restricted to the swamps and pools around Damaskus, the capital of Syria.

These marshy regions have been drained since the 1950s and this fish is now extinct.


syn. Chromis magdalenae Lortet, Tristramella magdalenae (Lortet)


Depiction from: ‘Louis Charles Émile Lortet: Poissons et Reptiles du lac de Tibériade et de quelques autres parties de la Syrie. Lyon 1883’

(public domain)


edited: 07.05.2021