Girardinus microdactylus Rivas, 1944
Smallfinger topminnow
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 Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Poeciliinae
 Max. size:  3.3 cm SL (male/unsexed); 6.3 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; dH range: 10 - 25, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Central America: Cuba.
 Biology:  Found in pools and along banks, occasionally in swift water, in highland streams. A midwater and bottom swimmer, occasionally at or near the surface. Sensitive to high chlorine content and warm, turbid, poorly oxygenated, stagnant water. Feeds on diatoms, algae, detritus and insect larvae.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.10.97

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