Julimes

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Julimes
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Julimes
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°26′N105°24′W / 28.433°N 105.400°W / 28.433; -105.400 Coordinates: 28°26′N105°24′W / 28.433°N 105.400°W / 28.433; -105.400
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Julimes
Population (2010)
  Total1,795

Julimes is a town and seat of the municipality of Julimes, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town of Julimes had a population of 1,795, [1] up from 1,756 as of 2005. [2]

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Julimes Municipality Municipality in Chihuahua, Mexico

Julimes is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Julimes. The municipality covers an area of 2,767.3 km².

Chihuahua (state) State of Mexico

Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.

The community is adjacent to the east bank of a north-flowing section of the Rio Conchos.

Rio Conchos river in Mexico

The Río Conchos is a large river in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It joins the Río Bravo del Norte at the town of Ojinaga, Chihuahua.

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<i>Cyprinodon julimes</i> species of fish

The Julimes pupfish, is a killifish belonging to the family Cyprinodontidae (pupfish) of ray-finned fish, endemic to "El Pandeño" hot spring in Julimes, Chihuahua, Mexico. The pupfish is known as the "hottest fish in the world" due to its adaptation to life in a hot spring that reaches temperatures as high as 114 °F (46 °C). The species was taxonomically described in 2009 as similar to Cyprinodon eximius, but it has a bigger head, nearly one-third of its Standard Length.

Amigos del Pandeño

The Civil Association Amigos del Pandeño was created in 2008. It is a local non-profit conservation organization based in Julimes, Chihuahua, Mexico. Its mission is to conserve and protect the Natural Heritage of the people of Julimes, Chihuahua, with special emphasis on the micro-endemic aquatic fauna which distribution range is restricted to “El Pandeño” hotspring. Through its Technical Council, Amigos del Pandeño supports scientific research and a Vital Signs Monitoring Program that informs management decision making processes that are related to the natural resources of Julimes.

El Pandeño

El Pandeño hotspring, officially known as "San José de Pandos", is home to the endemic Julimes pupfish considered to be the freshwater teleost that lives at the highest temperatures on the planet. This spring is about 700 m2 in size and located in the Rio Conchos Basin, Chihuahua, Mexico. It is among several springs impacted by increasing pumping that depletes the local groundwater supply. The spring and its aquatic wildlife are under the custody of local NGO Amigos del Pandeño, A.C.

References

  1. "Julimes". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Principales resultados por localidad 2005 (ITER). Retrieved on October 25, 2008