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Girardinus cubensis  (Eigenmann, 1903)

Cuban topminnow
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Girardinus: From Charles Girard, assistant of Agassiz (1846-1848).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Central America: Cuba.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13498); 4.6 cm SL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers stagnant water in ponds, lakes and streams. Found in midwater and on the bottom, seldom at the surface, over soft bottoms, frequently with abundant aquatic vegetation. Feeds on aquatic vegetation, algae, detritus and insect larvae.

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Lee, D.S., S.P. Platania and G.H. Burgess, 1983. Atlas of North American freshwater fishes, 1983 supplement. Occasional Papers of the North Carolina Biological Survey no. 1983-6. North Carolina State Museum of Natural History, Raleigh, N.C. 67 p. (Ref. 13498)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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