Announcement of the IX. International Convention of the Goodeid Working Group under the title: "Conservation of Goodeids and Co-Occurring Fishes in Central Mexico"

Preliminary AGENDA – as of 26 June 2018

Workshop: Conservation of Goodeids and Co-Occurring Fishes in Central Mexico

7-11 November 2018, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Sponsors: American Livebearers Association; Goodeid Working Group; Museo de Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad de Guadalajara

Attention!: Workshop Registration for Non-Mexican participants:  $75 respectively Ꞓ65 (due in advance; includes coffee breaks, transportation to the meeting room and field sites, entry fees to field sites)

 

Wednesday, 7 Nov.: Participants arrive in Guadalajara and check-in to Country Plaza Hotel (? Not yet confirmed).

 

Thursday, 8 Nov.: Conservation presentations at Biblioteca Pública Juan José Arreola, Zapopán (part of Guadalajara. Venue not yet confirmed)

0745-0845: Participants travel by carpool or cab from hotel to the biblioteca (library)

0845-0900: Welcome – Michael Koeck, Haus de Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo, Vienna, Austria, and John Lyons, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Goodeid Working Group Co-Chairs

0900-0945: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Diversification of the GoodeidsKyle Piller, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, USA

0945-1015: The Museo de Ciencias Ambientales: Developing a new type of natural history museumEduardo Santana C., Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (The MCA site is under construction and visible from the biblioteca; scale models of the finished structure can also be seen in the biblioteca.)

1015-1045: Goodeid conservation at the Museo de Ciencias AmbientalesMariana Reyes C., Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

1045-1115: Conservation of Xenoophorus captivus (Goodeidae) Juan Miguel Artigas A., San Luis Potosí, Mexico

1115-1145: BREAK

1145-1215: A personal history of Goodeid captive maintenance in the United StatesPat Hartman, Vicksburg, Michigan, USA

1215-1245: Thermal tolerances of the GoodeidsArcadio Valdés G., Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico

1245-1315: Trophic ecology of native Goodeids and introduced livebearers at the Teuchitlán SpringsArely Ramírez G., Universidad Michoacana de San Nicólas Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico

1315-1345: Citizen participation in the conservation of the fishes of Zacapu Lake, MichoacánMartina Medina N., Universidad Michoacana de San Nicólas Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico

1345-1600: LUNCH

1600-1630: Development of a “red list” of rare Goodeids for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the relation with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flore (CITES)Michael Köck, Haus de Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo, Vienna, Austria

1630-1700: The 2016 GWG Goodeid survey of the state of JaliscoGünther Schleussner, Wilhelma, Stuttgart, Germany

1700-1730: The 2016-2017 survey of the livebearers of the state of MorelosNorman Mercado S., Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico

1730-1800: Conservation status of the native fishes that co-occur with Goodeids in central MexicoJohn Lyons, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

1800-1930: ADJOURN. Return to the hotel by carpool or cabs.

 

Friday, 9 November: Visit to Teuchitlán Springs via chartered bus.

0830-1000: Leave hotel and journey to the Teuchitlán Springs by bus. Provided as part of registration.

1000-1100: Tour of springs and outlet and presentation on the re-introduction project for Zoogoneticus tequilaOmar Domínguez D., Martina Media N., and Arely Ramírez G., Universidad Michoacana de San Nicólas Hidalgo, Mexico

1100-1330: Free time to enjoy a snack at the Balneario El Rincón (bathing and recreational facility at the springs), explore the springs, snorkel among the fish, or collect fish specimens (by net or microfishing) for closer examination.

Species likely to be encountered:

Cyprindae: Ameca Shiner Notropis amecae

Goodeidae: Butterfly Goodeid Ameca splendens

Goodeidae: Blackfin Goodeid Goodea atripinnis

Goodeidae: Tarascan Splitfin Zoogoneticus purepechus

Goodeidae: Tequila Splitfin Zoogoneticus tequila

Poeciliidae: Mexican Molly Poecilia sphenops (non-native)

Poeciliidae: Spottail Killifish Pseudoxiphophorus (Heterandria) bimaclatus (non-native)

Cichlidae: Blue Tilapia Oreochromis aureus (non-native)

1330-1530: Tour of the spectacular pre-Columbian (500-1000 AD) ruins of Guachimontones, located about 2 km from the springs. Small entrance fee.

1500-1830: Dinner at a lakeside seafood and beef restaurant along Presa La Vega in Teuchitlán. Order and pay on your own. A spring is built into the restaurant and is full of Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) and Butterfly Goodeids (Ameca splendens) for viewing or capturing by fishing.

1830-2000: Return by bus to the hotel in Guadalajara.

 

Saturday, 10 November: Visit to La Luz Springs and Lake Chapala via chartered bus.

0830-1100: Leave hotel and journey to La Luz Springs by bus. Provided as part of registration.

1100-1115: Brief presentation on the fish fauna of La Luz John Lyons, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA.

1115-1330: Free time to explore the La Luz area, including snorkeling, netting, and microfishing, and to enjoy a snack or light lunch at the food stalls near the beach area. Order and pay on your own.

Species likely to be encountered:

Catostomidae: Mexican Redhorse Moxostoma (Scartomyzon) austrinum

Goodeidae: Bulldog Goodeid Alloophorus robustus

Goodeidae: Barred Splitfin: Chapalichthys encaustus

Goodeidae: Blackfin Goodeid Goodea atripinnis

Goodeidae: Splotched Skiffia Skiffia multipunctata

Goodeidae: Tarascan Splitfin Zoogoneticus purepechus

Poeciliidae: Lerma Livebearer Poeciliopsis infans

Poeciliidae: Green Swordtail Xiphophorus helleri (non-native)

Poeciliidae: Spottail Killifish Pseudoxiphophorus (Heterandria) bimaclatus (non-native)

1330-1530: Journey by bus from La Luz to the town of Chapala on the shores of Lake Chapala.

1530-1545: Brief presentation on the fish fauna of Lake ChapalaJohn Lyons, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

1545-1700: Netting of the fish along the beach at Chapala and exploration of the waterfront.

Species likely to be encountered:

Atherinopsidae: Mesa Silverside Chirostoma (Menidia) jordani

Goodeidae: Barred Splitfin: Chapalichthys encaustus

Poeciliidae: Lerma Livebearer Poeciliopsis infans

Poeciliidae: Yucatan Gambusia Gambusia yucatana (non-native)

Poeciliidae: Mexican Molly Poecilia sphenops (non-native)

Cichlidae: Blue Tilapia Oreochromis aureus (non-native)

1700-1900: Dinner in Chapala. Order and pay on your own.

1900-2000: Return by bus to the hotel in Guadalajara. Optional group festivities in the Tlaquepaque District.

 

Sunday, 11 November: Workshop completed. Participants depart for home.