H. magnificus us part of a species complex.

"the biotope of Barra de So Joo was being buried by a bulldozer, in a Brazilian holiday, in a clandestine and illegal way."

The habitat of Cynolebias constanciae, Nematolebias whitei and Notholebias cruzi has been destroyed. It is important to remember that the only records, in more than 20 years, of the occurrence of Notholebias cruzi is the puddle that has been destroyed. They have never been held in captivity ever.

Apparently in the 21st century this is a death sentence.

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