Gambusia gaigei Hubbs, 1929
Big Bend gambusia
Gambusia gaigei
photo by Thomas, C.

 Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Poeciliinae
 Max. size:  5.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic, non-migratory
 Distribution:  North America: formerly found in Boquillas and Graham Ranch springs, Brewster County in Texas; now restricted to an artificial spring-fed pond in Big Bend National Park in Texas, USA.
 Biology:  Inhabits vegetated, spring-fed sloughs and ponds (Ref. 5723).
 IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (D2) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.02.98
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.05.94

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