Girardinus falcatus (Eigenmann, 1903)
Goldbelly topminnow
photo by Slaboch, R.

 Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Poeciliinae
 Max. size:  3.7 cm SL (male/unsexed); 8.5 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  demersal, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Central America: Cuba.
 Biology:  Occurs in ponds, lakes and lowland streams (2-150, usually less than 30, m elevation). Prefers stagnant water over muddy substrate with abundant aquatic vegetation. Feeds on diatoms, algae, leaves of aquatic plants, detritus and insect larvae.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.10.97
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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