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Gambusia quadruncus  Langerhans, 2012

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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Gambusia: Gambusia: From the Cuban term, Gambusino, which means "nothing", usually in the context of a joke or a farce. Fishing for gambusinos = when one catches nothing (Ref. 45335);  quadruncus: Derived from the Latin quad (four) and uncus (hook) , in reference to the four hooked elements at the distal tip of the gonopodium.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Central America: Mexico within the following drainages: Río Guayalejo-Tamesí, Río Pánuco, Laguna de Tamiahua, Río Tigre, Río Carrizal and Río Soto La Marina.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 91760)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 7-9; Raggi anali molli: 9 - 11; Vertebre: 30 - 33. Belongs to the affinis species group and differs from all other members of this group by the following combination of characters: terminal hook at the distal tip of the gonopodium formed by rays 4a, 4p or both; elbow on gonopodial ray 4a positioned more distal relative to serrae (typically positioned one segment or more distal to serrae) and anal spots in females that are permanent, more prominent and positioned more posteriorly than other members (typically spanning the second to fifth or sixth rays) (Ref. 91760).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs in a wide range of habitats such as ponds, drainage ditches, lakes, wetlands, brackish lagoons, large rivers and swiftly flowing spring-fed streams (Ref. 91760).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Langerhans, R.B., M.E. Gifford, O. Domínguez-Domínguez, D. García-Bedoya and T.J. DeWitt, 2012. Gambusia quadruncus (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae): a new species of mosquitofish from east-central México. J. Fish Biol. 81:1514-1539. (Ref. 91760)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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