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Limia caymanensis  Rivas & Fink, 1970

Grand Cayman limia
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin 'limus' meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish, from Poey, 1854. Donald Taphorn, pers. comm. 22 Feb 2015..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; non-migratory.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Central America: endemic to Grand Cayman Island.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13498); 3.2 cm SL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits brackish water in mangrove coastal lagoons and fresh water in limestone depressions.

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Lucinda, P.H.F., 2003. Poeciliidae (Livebearers). p. 555-581. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brazil. (Ref. 50894)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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