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Limia dominicensis  (Valenciennes, 1846)

Tiburon Peninsula 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; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 7.2; dH range: ? - 20; non-migratory.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 26130), preferred ?

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Central America: Haiti and Dominican Republic.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13498); 2.7 cm SL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers small shallow flowing waters and adjacent marshy areas rich in vegetation (Ref. 27158).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

After 24 days of gestation, about 15-40, rarely more, young are born. Sexual maturity is reached at four months (Ref. 2060).

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Wischnath, L., 1993. Atlas of livebearers of the world. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., United States of America. 336 p. (Ref. 26130)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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