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Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Poeciliidae Poeciliids
Subfamily: Poeciliinae


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273 species (see list below)

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Photo by Brill, J.

Central America
Max. Length 8 cm
Alfaro cultratus (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Brill, J.
 
Alfaro cultratus
[]

Photo by Matamoros, W.A.

Central America
Max. Length 7 cm
Alfaro huberi (Fowler, 1923)

Photo by Matamoros, W.A.
 
Alfaro huberi
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

North and Central America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Belonesox belizanus Kner, 1860

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Belonesox belizanus
[Top minnow]

Photo by Brown, C.

Central America
Max. Length 7.5 cm
Brachyrhaphis cascajalensis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)

Photo by Brown, C.
 
Brachyrhaphis cascajalensis
[]

Photo by Brown, C.

Central America
Max. Length 5 cm
Brachyrhaphis episcopi (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Brown, C.
 
Brachyrhaphis episcopi
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 5 cm
Brachyrhaphis hartwegi Rosen & Bailey, 1963

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Brachyrhaphis hartwegi
[Soconusco gambusia]

Photo by Dibble, I.

Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi Meyer & Etzel, 2001

Photo by Dibble, I.
 
Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Brachyrhaphis holdridgei
[]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Brachyrhaphis olomina (Meek, 1914)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Brachyrhaphis olomina
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Brachyrhaphis parismina
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm

 
Brachyrhaphis punctifer
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora
[]

Photo by Dibble, I.

Central America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Brachyrhaphis roseni Bussing, 1988

Photo by Dibble, I.
 
Brachyrhaphis roseni
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Brachyrhaphis roswithae
[]

Photo by Dibble, I.

Central America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Brachyrhaphis terrabensis (Regan, 1907)

Photo by Dibble, I.
 
Brachyrhaphis terrabensis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 6 cm
Carlhubbsia kidderi (Hubbs, 1936)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Carlhubbsia kidderi
[Champoton gambusia]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Carlhubbsia stuarti Rosen & Bailey, 1959

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Carlhubbsia stuarti
[Barred livebearer]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Cnesterodon brevirostratus
[]

Photo by Nilsson, K.

South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm
Cnesterodon carnegiei Haseman, 1911

Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Cnesterodon carnegiei
[]

Photo by Teixeira de Mello, F.

South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Cnesterodon decemmaculatus (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Teixeira de Mello, F.
 
Cnesterodon decemmaculatus
[Ten spotted live-bearer]
No picture found
South America

 
Cnesterodon holopteros
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Cnesterodon hypselurus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Cnesterodon iguape
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Cnesterodon omorgmatos
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Cnesterodon pirai
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

South America
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Cnesterodon raddai Meyer & Etzel, 2001

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Cnesterodon raddai
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Cnesterodon septentrionalis
[]

Photo by Aland, G.

North and Central America
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Photo by Aland, G.
 
Gambusia affinis
[Mosquitofish]

Photo by Dibble, I.

North America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Gambusia alvarezi Hubbs & Springer, 1957

Photo by Dibble, I.
 
Gambusia alvarezi
[Yellowfin gambusia]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

North America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Gambusia amistadensis Peden, 1973

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Gambusia amistadensis
[Amistad gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4 cm

 
Gambusia atrora
[Blackfin gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4 cm

 
Gambusia aurata
[Golden gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Gambusia baracoana
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Gambusia beebei
[Miragoane gambusia]
No picture found
Central America

 
Gambusia bucheri
[]

Photo by Thomas, C.

North America
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Gambusia clarkhubbsi Garrett & Edwards, 2003

Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Gambusia clarkhubbsi
[San Felipe gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6 cm

 
Gambusia dominicensis
[Dominican gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Gambusia echeagarayi
[Maya gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Gambusia eurystoma
[Widemouth gambusia]

Photo by Thomas, C.

North America
Max. Length 5.4 cm TL
Gambusia gaigei Hubbs, 1929

Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Gambusia gaigei
[Big Bend gambusia]

Photo by Allen, Jr., W.

North America
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL
Gambusia geiseri Hubbs & Hubbs, 1957

Photo by Allen, Jr., W.
 
Gambusia geiseri
[Largespring gambusia]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Gambusia georgei
[San Marcos gambusia]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 5.4 cm TL

 
Gambusia heterochir
[Clear Creek gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Gambusia hispaniolae
[Hispaniolan gambusia]

Photo by Delgado Saez, J.A.

North America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Gambusia holbrooki Girard, 1859

Photo by Delgado Saez, J.A.
 
Gambusia holbrooki
[Eastern mosquitofish]

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.

North America
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Gambusia hurtadoi Hubbs & Springer, 1957

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.
 
Gambusia hurtadoi
[Crescent gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6 cm

 
Gambusia krumholzi
[Spotfin gambusia]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4 cm

 
Gambusia lemaitrei
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Gambusia longispinis
[Cuatrocienegas gambusia]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Gambusia luma Rosen & Bailey, 1963

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Gambusia luma
[Sleek mosquitofish]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Gambusia manni
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Gambusia marshi
[Robust gambusia]

Photo by Nilsson, K.

Central America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Gambusia melapleura (Gosse, 1851)

Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Gambusia melapleura
[Striped gambusia]
No picture found
Central America

 
Gambusia monticola
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Gambusia myersi
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Gambusia nicaraguensis
[Nicaraguan mosquitofish]

Photo by Thomas, C.

North America
Max. Length 4.8 cm TL
Gambusia nobilis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Gambusia nobilis
[Pecos gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm

 
Gambusia panuco
[Panuco gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Gambusia pseudopunctata
[Tiburon Peninsula gambusia]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Gambusia punctata Poey, 1854

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Gambusia punctata
[Cuban gambusia]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Gambusia puncticulata Poey, 1854

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Gambusia puncticulata
[Caribbean gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Gambusia quadruncus
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm

 
Gambusia regani
[Forlon gambusia]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gambusia rhizophorae Rivas, 1969

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Gambusia rhizophorae
[Mangrove gambusia]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

North America
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Gambusia senilis Girard, 1859

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Gambusia senilis
[Blotched gambusia]

Photo by Nilsson, K.

North America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Gambusia sexradiata Hubbs, 1936

Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Gambusia sexradiata
[Teardrop mosquito]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gambusia speciosa Girard, 1859

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Gambusia speciosa
[Tex-Mex gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6 cm

 
Gambusia vittata
[Gulf gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Gambusia wrayi
[Wray's gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Gambusia xanthosoma
[Cayman gambusia]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Gambusia yucatana Regan, 1914

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Gambusia yucatana
[Yucatan gambusia]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Gambusia zarskei
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Girardinus creolus Garman, 1895

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Girardinus creolus
[Creole topminnow]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Girardinus cubensis
[Cuban topminnow]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Girardinus denticulatus Garman, 1895

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Girardinus denticulatus
[Toothy topminnow]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Girardinus falcatus (Eigenmann, 1903)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Girardinus falcatus
[Goldbelly topminnow]

Photo by JJPhoto

Central America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Girardinus metallicus Poey, 1854

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Girardinus metallicus
[Metallic livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Girardinus microdactylus
[Smallfinger topminnow]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Girardinus uninotatus
[Singlespot topminnow]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Heterandria anzuetoi
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 7 cm

 
Heterandria attenuata
[]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Central America
Max. Length 15 cm
Heterandria bimaculata (Heckel, 1848)

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Heterandria bimaculata
[Twospot livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6.5 cm

 
Heterandria cataractae
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 7 cm

 
Heterandria dirempta
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

North America
Max. Length 3.6 cm TL
Heterandria formosa Girard, 1859

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Heterandria formosa
[Least killifish]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 9.2 cm TL

 
Heterandria jonesii
[Barred killifish]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 7 cm

 
Heterandria litoperas
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

South America
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Heterandria tuxtlaensis McEachran & Dewitt, 2008

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Heterandria tuxtlaensis
[Livebearing fish]
No picture found
North America

 
Heterophallus milleri
[Grijalva gambusia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Heterophallus rachovii
[Coatzacoalcos gambusia]

Photo by Karma Farm Aquatics

Central America
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Limia caymanensis Rivas & Fink, 1970

Photo by Karma Farm Aquatics
 
Limia caymanensis
[Grand Cayman limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Limia dominicensis
[Tiburon Peninsula limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Limia fuscomaculata
[Blotched limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Limia garnieri
[Garnier's limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Limia grossidens
[Largetooth limia]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

South America
Max. Length 4 cm
Limia heterandria Regan, 1913

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia heterandria
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Limia immaculata
[Plain limia]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Limia melanogaster (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia melanogaster
[Blackbelly limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Limia melanonotata
[Blackbanded limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Limia miragoanensis
[Miragoane limia]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Limia nigrofasciata Regan, 1913

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia nigrofasciata
[Blackbarred limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Limia ornata
[Ornate limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Limia pauciradiata
[Few-rayed limia]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Limia perugiae (Evermann & Clark, 1906)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia perugiae
[Perugia's limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Limia rivasi
[Rivas's limia]

Photo by Coletti, T.

Central America
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Limia sulphurophila Rivas, 1980

Photo by Coletti, T.
 
Limia sulphurophila
[Sulfur limia]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Limia tridens (Hilgendorf, 1889)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia tridens
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Limia versicolor
[Varicolored limia]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Limia vittata (Guichenot, 1853)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Limia vittata
[Cuban limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Limia yaguajali
[Yaguajal limia]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Limia zonata
[Striped limia]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3 cm TL

 
Micropoecilia bifurca
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Micropoecilia branneri
[]

Photo by Noren, M.

South America
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Micropoecilia minima (Costa & Sarraf, 1997)

Photo by Noren, M.
 
Micropoecilia minima
[]

Photo by Terceira, A.C.

Central and South America
Max. Length 5 cm
Micropoecilia picta (Regan, 1913)

Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Micropoecilia picta
[Swamp guppies]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4 cm

 
Neoheterandria cana
[]

Photo by Baesler, S.

South America
Max. Length 2.5 cm
Neoheterandria elegans Henn, 1916

Photo by Baesler, S.
 
Neoheterandria elegans
[]

Photo by Brown, C.

Central America
Max. Length 5 cm
Neoheterandria tridentiger (Garman, 1895)

Photo by Brown, C.
 
Neoheterandria tridentiger
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Pamphorichthys araguaiensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.5 cm TL

 
Pamphorichthys hasemani
[]

Photo by Fulgêncio, M.

South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm
Pamphorichthys hollandi (Henn, 1916)

Photo by Fulgêncio, M.
 
Pamphorichthys hollandi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL

 
Pamphorichthys minor
[Mini-molly]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL

 
Pamphorichthys pertapeh
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4 cm

 
Pamphorichthys scalpridens
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Phallichthys amates (Miller, 1907)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Phallichthys amates
[Merry widow livebearer]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm
Phallichthys fairweatheri Rosen & Bailey, 1959

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Phallichthys fairweatheri
[Picotee livebearer]

Photo by JJPhoto

Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Phallichthys quadripunctatus Bussing, 1979

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Phallichthys quadripunctatus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Phallichthys tico Bussing, 1963

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Phallichthys tico
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Phalloceros alessandrae Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros alessandrae
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Phalloceros anisophallos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros anisophallos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Phalloceros aspilos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros aspilos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Phalloceros buckupi Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros buckupi
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Phalloceros caudimaculatus (Hensel, 1868)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Phalloceros caudimaculatus
[Dusky millions fish]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Phalloceros elachistos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros elachistos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Phalloceros enneaktinos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros enneaktinos
[]

Photo by Maddern, M.

South America
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Phalloceros harpagos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Phalloceros harpagos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.0 cm SL
Phalloceros heptaktinos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros heptaktinos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Phalloceros leptokeras Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros leptokeras
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL
Phalloceros leticiae Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros leticiae
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Phalloceros lucenorum Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros lucenorum
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Phalloceros malabarbai Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros malabarbai
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL
Phalloceros megapolos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros megapolos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Phalloceros mikrommatos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros mikrommatos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Phalloceros ocellatus Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros ocellatus
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Phalloceros pellos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros pellos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL
Phalloceros reisi Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros reisi
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Phalloceros spiloura Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros spiloura
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Phalloceros titthos Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros titthos
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Phalloceros tupinamba Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros tupinamba
[]

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

South America
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Phalloceros uai Lucinda, 2008

Photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.
 
Phalloceros uai
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Phalloptychus eigenmanni
[]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

South America
Max. Length 4 cm
Phalloptychus januarius (Hensel, 1868)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Phalloptychus januarius
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Phallotorynus dispilos
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Phallotorynus fasciolatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3 cm

 
Phallotorynus jucundus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Phallotorynus pankalos
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Phallotorynus psittakos
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Phallotorynus victoriae
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poecilia boesemani
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Poecilia butleri
[Pacific molly]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Poecilia catemaconis Miller, 1975

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia catemaconis
[Catemaco molly]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

Central and South America
Max. Length 6 cm NG
Poecilia caucana (Steindachner, 1880)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Poecilia caucana
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poecilia caudofasciata
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Poecilia chica
[Dwarf molly]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Poecilia dauli
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poecilia dominicensis
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Poecilia elegans
[Elegant molly]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

North America
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Poecilia formosa (Girard, 1859)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia formosa
[Amazon molly]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central and South America
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Poecilia gillii (Kner, 1863)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Poecilia gillii
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Poecilia hispaniolana
[Hispaniola molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Poecilia hondurensis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia kempkesi
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia koperi
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America

Poecilia kykesis Poeser, 2002

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia kykesis
[]

Photo by Mensch, R.

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821)

Photo by Mensch, R.
 
Poecilia latipinna
[Sailfin molly]

Photo by Nilsson, K.

North and Central America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Poecilia latipunctata Meek, 1904

Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Poecilia latipunctata
[Broadspotted molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Poecilia marcellinoi
[]

Photo by Coletti, T.

Central America
Max. Length 11 cm
Poecilia maylandi Meyer, 1983

Photo by Coletti, T.
 
Poecilia maylandi
[Balsas molly]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia mechthildae
[]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

North and Central America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Poecilia mexicana Steindachner, 1863

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poecilia mexicana
[Shortfin molly]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poecilia nicholsi
[]
No picture found
Western Trinidad, Oropuch
Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Poecilia obscura
[]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Central America
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Poecilia orri Fowler, 1943

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poecilia orri
[Mangrove molly]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

South America
Max. Length 5 cm
Poecilia parae Eigenmann, 1894

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia parae
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Poecilia petenensis
[Peten molly]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia reticulata
[Guppy]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Poecilia rositae
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America

Poecilia salvatoris Regan, 1907

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia salvatoris
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia sarrafae
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central and South America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Poecilia sphenops Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia sphenops
[Molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Poecilia sulphuraria
[Sulphur molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Poecilia teresae
[Mountain molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Poecilia vandepolli
[]

Photo by Marshall, P.

Central America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Poecilia velifera (Regan, 1914)

Photo by Marshall, P.
 
Poecilia velifera
[Sail-fin molly]

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.

America
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Poecilia vivipara Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Poecilia vivipara
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia waiapi
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia wandae
[]

Photo by Arbuatti, A.

South America
Max. Length 2 cm SL
Poecilia wingei Poeser, Kempkes & Isbrücker, 2005

Photo by Arbuatti, A.
 
Poecilia wingei
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3 cm

 
Poeciliopsis baenschi
[Golden livebearer]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Central America
Max. Length 6.5 cm
Poeciliopsis balsas Hubbs, 1926

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poeciliopsis balsas
[Balsas livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8 cm

 
Poeciliopsis catemaco
[Catemaco livebearer]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Poeciliopsis elongata (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Poeciliopsis elongata
[Elongate toothcarp]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Poeciliopsis fasciata (Meek, 1904)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poeciliopsis fasciata
[San Jeronimo livebearer]

Photo by Coletti, T.

Central America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Poeciliopsis gracilis (Heckel, 1848)

Photo by Coletti, T.
 
Poeciliopsis gracilis
[Porthole livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm

 
Poeciliopsis hnilickai
[Upper Grijalva livebearer]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 5 cm

 
Poeciliopsis infans
[Lerma livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Poeciliopsis latidens
[Lowland livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm

 
Poeciliopsis lucida
[Clearfin livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Poeciliopsis lutzi
[Oaxaca livebearer]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poeciliopsis monacha
[Headwater livebearer]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Poeciliopsis occidentalis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Poeciliopsis occidentalis
[Gila topminnow]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 4 cm
Poeciliopsis paucimaculata Bussing, 1967

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Poeciliopsis paucimaculata
[]
No picture found
North America.
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Poeciliopsis pleurospilus
[Largespot livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm

 
Poeciliopsis presidionis
[Sinaloa livebearer]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3 cm TL

 
Poeciliopsis prolifica
[Blackstripe livebearer]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Central America
Max. Length 8 cm
Poeciliopsis retropinna (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poeciliopsis retropinna
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Poeciliopsis santaelena
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm

 
Poeciliopsis scarlli
[Michoacan livebearer]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poeciliopsis sonoriensis
[Sonora topminnow]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4 cm

 
Poeciliopsis turneri
[Blackspotted livebearer]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central and South America
Max. Length 8 cm
Poeciliopsis turrubarensis (Meek, 1912)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poeciliopsis turrubarensis
[]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Central America
Max. Length 6.5 cm
Poeciliopsis viriosa Miller, 1960

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poeciliopsis viriosa
[Chubby livebearer]
No picture found
Central America

 
Priapella bonita
[Graceful priapella]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Priapella chamulae
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central America
Max. Length 7 cm
Priapella compressa Álvarez, 1948

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Priapella compressa
[Palenque priapella]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Priapella intermedia Álvarez & Carranza, 1952

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Priapella intermedia
[Isthmian priapella]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Priapella lacandonae
[]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Central America
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Priapella olmecae Meyer & Espinosa Pérez, 1990

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Priapella olmecae
[Olmec priapella]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Priapichthys annectens (Regan, 1907)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Priapichthys annectens
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Priapichthys caliensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Priapichthys chocoensis
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Priapichthys darienensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3 cm TL

 
Priapichthys nigroventralis
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Priapichthys panamensis
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Priapichthys puetzi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2 cm TL

 
Pseudopoecilia austrocolumbiana
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm
Pseudopoecilia festae (Boulenger, 1898)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Pseudopoecilia festae
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Pseudopoecilia fria
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6.5 cm

 
Pseudoxiphophorus obliquus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Quintana atrizona Hubbs, 1934

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Quintana atrizona
[Barred topminnow]

Photo by Nilsson, K.

Central America
Max. Length 5 cm
Scolichthys greenwayi Rosen, 1967

Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Scolichthys greenwayi
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Scolichthys iota
[]

Photo by Bitter, F.

South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm TL
Tomeurus gracilis Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Bitter, F.
 
Tomeurus gracilis
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm

 
Xenodexia ctenolepis
[Grijalva studfish]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Xenophallus umbratilis (Meek, 1912)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Xenophallus umbratilis
[]

Photo by Coletti, T.

Central America
Max. Length 7.5 cm
Xiphophorus alvarezi Rosen, 1960

Photo by Coletti, T.
 
Xiphophorus alvarezi
[Chiapas swordtail]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm

 
Xiphophorus andersi
[Spiketail platyfish]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Xiphophorus birchmanni
[Sheepshead swordtail]

Photo by Coletti, T.

North America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Xiphophorus clemenciae Álvarez, 1959

Photo by Coletti, T.
 
Xiphophorus clemenciae
[Yellow swordtail]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Xiphophorus continens
[Short-sword platyfish]
273 Species of Family Poeciliidae with Genus
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1908 Alfaro cultratus Central America 8
1923 Alfaro huberi Central America 7
1860 Belonesox belizanus Top minnow North and Central America 20 TL
1913 Brachyrhaphis cascajalensis Central America 7.5
1878 Brachyrhaphis episcopi Central America 5
1963 Brachyrhaphis hartwegi Soconusco gambusia Central America 5
2001 Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi Central America 5.5 TL
1967 Brachyrhaphis holdridgei Central America 5 SL
1914 Brachyrhaphis olomina Central America 6 SL
1912 Brachyrhaphis parismina Central America 7 TL
1926 Brachyrhaphis punctifer Central America 5
1908 Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora Central America 6 SL
1988 Brachyrhaphis roseni Central America 6 SL
1998 Brachyrhaphis roswithae Central America 5 TL
1907 Brachyrhaphis terrabensis Central America 6 SL
1936 Carlhubbsia kidderi Champoton gambusia Central America 6
1959 Carlhubbsia stuarti Barred livebearer Central America 5.5 SL
1993 Cnesterodon brevirostratus South America 4.4 SL
1911 Cnesterodon carnegiei South America 3.5
1842 Cnesterodon decemmaculatus Ten spotted live-bearer South America 4.5 TL
2006 Cnesterodon holopteros South America
2001 Cnesterodon hypselurus South America 3.1 SL
2005 Cnesterodon iguape South America 2.5 SL
2001 Cnesterodon omorgmatos South America 3.1 SL
2009 Cnesterodon pirai South America 2.8 SL
2001 Cnesterodon raddai South America 2.3 SL
1993 Cnesterodon septentrionalis South America 3 SL
1853 Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish North and Central America 7 TL
1957 Gambusia alvarezi Yellowfin gambusia North America 4 TL
1973 Gambusia amistadensis Amistad gambusia North America 3.5 SL
1963 Gambusia atrora Blackfin gambusia Central America 4
1970 Gambusia aurata Golden gambusia Central America 4
1944 Gambusia baracoana Central America 3.5
1935 Gambusia beebei Miragoane gambusia Central America 5.9 SL
1944 Gambusia bucheri Central America
2003 Gambusia clarkhubbsi San Felipe gambusia North America 5.8 SL
1913 Gambusia dominicensis Dominican gambusia Central America 6
1952 Gambusia echeagarayi Maya gambusia Central America 3.5
1975 Gambusia eurystoma Widemouth gambusia Central America 3.5 TL
1929 Gambusia gaigei Big Bend gambusia North America 5.4 TL
1957 Gambusia geiseri Largespring gambusia North America 4.4 TL
1969 Gambusia georgei San Marcos gambusia North America 4 SL
1957 Gambusia heterochir Clear Creek gambusia North America 5.4 TL
1971 Gambusia hispaniolae Hispaniolan gambusia Central America 5.2 SL
1859 Gambusia holbrooki Eastern mosquitofish North America 8 TL
1957 Gambusia hurtadoi Crescent gambusia North America 3.5 TL
1963 Gambusia krumholzi Spotfin gambusia Central America 6
1950 Gambusia lemaitrei South America 4
1962 Gambusia longispinis Cuatrocienegas gambusia North America 5 TL
1963 Gambusia luma Sleek mosquitofish Central America 4.2 SL
1927 Gambusia manni Central America 6.5 TL
1962 Gambusia marshi Robust gambusia North America 2.4 SL
1851 Gambusia melapleura Striped gambusia Central America 5.9 SL
1971 Gambusia monticola Central America
1925 Gambusia myersi North America
1866 Gambusia nicaraguensis Nicaraguan mosquitofish Central America 4.1 SL
1853 Gambusia nobilis Pecos gambusia North America 4.8 TL
1926 Gambusia panuco Panuco gambusia Central America 5.5
1969 Gambusia pseudopunctata Tiburon Peninsula gambusia Central America 5.5 SL
1854 Gambusia punctata Cuban gambusia Central America 7 SL
1854 Gambusia puncticulata Caribbean gambusia Central America 5.5 SL
2012 Gambusia quadruncus Central America 2.8 SL
1926 Gambusia regani Forlon gambusia Central America 4.5
1969 Gambusia rhizophorae Mangrove gambusia North America 5 TL
1859 Gambusia senilis Blotched gambusia North America 5.5 TL
1936 Gambusia sexradiata Teardrop mosquito North America 3.5 SL
1859 Gambusia speciosa Tex-Mex gambusia North America 5 TL
1926 Gambusia vittata Gulf gambusia Central America 6
1913 Gambusia wrayi Wray's gambusia Central America 5.6 SL
1983 Gambusia xanthosoma Cayman gambusia Central America 3.6 SL
1914 Gambusia yucatana Yucatan gambusia Central America 8 TL
2010 Gambusia zarskei North America 2.9 SL
1895 Girardinus creolus Creole topminnow Central America 7 SL
1903 Girardinus cubensis Cuban topminnow Central America 4.6 SL
1895 Girardinus denticulatus Toothy topminnow Central America 9.3 SL
1903 Girardinus falcatus Goldbelly topminnow Central America 8.5 SL
1854 Girardinus metallicus Metallic livebearer Central America 9 TL
1944 Girardinus microdactylus Smallfinger topminnow Central America 6.3 SL
1860 Girardinus uninotatus Singlespot topminnow Central America 8.4 SL
1979 Heterandria anzuetoi Central America 7 TL
1979 Heterandria attenuata Central America 7
1848 Heterandria bimaculata Twospot livebearer Central America 15
1979 Heterandria cataractae Central America 6.5
1979 Heterandria dirempta Central America 7
1859 Heterandria formosa Least killifish North America 3.6 TL
1874 Heterandria jonesii Barred killifish Central America 9.2 TL
1979 Heterandria litoperas Central America 7
2008 Heterandria tuxtlaensis Livebearing fish South America 7.2 SL
1987 Heterophallus milleri Grijalva gambusia North America
1914 Heterophallus rachovii Coatzacoalcos gambusia Central America 3.5
1970 Limia caymanensis Grand Cayman limia Central America 3.2 SL
1846 Limia dominicensis Tiburon Peninsula limia Central America 2.7 SL
1980 Limia fuscomaculata Blotched limia Central America 3.9 SL
1980 Limia garnieri Garnier's limia Central America 2.9 SL
1980 Limia grossidens Largetooth limia Central America 4.0 SL
1913 Limia heterandria South America 4
1980 Limia immaculata Plain limia Central America 3.8 SL
1866 Limia melanogaster Blackbelly limia Central America 5 SL
1923 Limia melanonotata Blackbanded limia Central America 6 SL
1980 Limia miragoanensis Miragoane limia Central America 4.0 SL
1913 Limia nigrofasciata Blackbarred limia Central America 5.2 SL
1913 Limia ornata Ornate limia Central America 4.5 SL
1980 Limia pauciradiata Few-rayed limia Central America 5.2 SL
1906 Limia perugiae Perugia's limia Central America 10 TL
1983 Limia rivasi Rivas's limia Central America 3.1 SL
1980 Limia sulphurophila Sulfur limia Central America 4.3 SL
1889 Limia tridens Central America 4 TL
1866 Limia versicolor Varicolored limia Central America 4.5 SL
1853 Limia vittata Cuban limia Central America 10 TL
1980 Limia yaguajali Yaguajal limia Central America 5.1 SL
1915 Limia zonata Striped limia Central America 3.2 SL
1909 Micropoecilia bifurca South America 3 TL
1894 Micropoecilia branneri South America 4 TL
1997 Micropoecilia minima South America 2.4 SL
1913 Micropoecilia picta Swamp guppies Central and South America 5
1913 Neoheterandria cana Central America 4
1916 Neoheterandria elegans South America 2.5
1895 Neoheterandria tridentiger Central America 5
1991 Pamphorichthys araguaiensis South America 2.5 SL
1916 Pamphorichthys hasemani South America 2.5 TL
1916 Pamphorichthys hollandi South America 4.5
1895 Pamphorichthys minor Mini-molly South America 1.7 SL
2008 Pamphorichthys pertapeh South America 1.7 SL
1895 Pamphorichthys scalpridens South America 4
1907 Phallichthys amates Merry widow livebearer Central America 7 SL
1959 Phallichthys fairweatheri Picotee livebearer Central America 4.5
1979 Phallichthys quadripunctatus Central America 3.5 SL
1963 Phallichthys tico Central America 3.5 SL
2008 Phalloceros alessandrae South America 2.5 SL
2008 Phalloceros anisophallos South America 4.5 SL
2008 Phalloceros aspilos South America 3.8 SL
2008 Phalloceros buckupi South America 3.3 SL
1868 Phalloceros caudimaculatus Dusky millions fish South America 6 TL
2008 Phalloceros elachistos South America 2.8 SL
2008 Phalloceros enneaktinos South America 3.6 SL
2008 Phalloceros harpagos South America 4.7 SL
2008 Phalloceros heptaktinos South America 3.0 SL
2008 Phalloceros leptokeras South America 3.7 SL
2008 Phalloceros leticiae South America 1.7 SL
2008 Phalloceros lucenorum South America 3.7 SL
2008 Phalloceros malabarbai South America 3.2 SL
2008 Phalloceros megapolos South America 4.0 SL
2008 Phalloceros mikrommatos South America 2.7 SL
2008 Phalloceros ocellatus South America 2.5 SL
2008 Phalloceros pellos South America 3.3 SL
2008 Phalloceros reisi South America 5.0 SL
2008 Phalloceros spiloura South America 3.4 SL
2008 Phalloceros titthos South America 4.5 SL
2008 Phalloceros tupinamba South America 4.4 SL
2008 Phalloceros uai South America 3.4 SL
1916 Phalloptychus eigenmanni South America 3.5
1868 Phalloptychus januarius South America 4
2005 Phallotorynus dispilos South America 2.5 SL
1916 Phallotorynus fasciolatus South America 3.5
1930 Phallotorynus jucundus South America 3
2005 Phallotorynus pankalos South America 2.8 SL
2005 Phallotorynus psittakos South America 2.4 SL
1983 Phallotorynus victoriae South America 2.3 SL
2003 Poecilia boesemani Central America
1889 Poecilia butleri Pacific molly Central America 8 TL
1975 Poecilia catemaconis Catemaco molly Central America 10.5 TL
1880 Poecilia caucana Central and South America 6 NG
1913 Poecilia caudofasciata Central America
1975 Poecilia chica Dwarf molly North America 5 TL
2000 Poecilia dauli South America 1.9 SL
1906 Poecilia dominicensis Central America
1948 Poecilia elegans Elegant molly Central America 4.6 SL
1859 Poecilia formosa Amazon molly North America 9.6 TL
1863 Poecilia gillii Central and South America 10.5 TL
1978 Poecilia hispaniolana Hispaniola molly Central America 5.9 SL
2011 Poecilia hondurensis Central America 6.3 SL
2013 Poecilia kempkesi South America
2003 Poecilia koperi South America
2002 Poecilia kykesis Central America
1821 Poecilia latipinna Sailfin molly North America 15 TL
1904 Poecilia latipunctata Broadspotted molly North and Central America 6 TL
1995 Poecilia marcellinoi Central America 6.3 SL
1983 Poecilia maylandi Balsas molly Central America 11
2002 Poecilia mechthildae South America
1863 Poecilia mexicana Shortfin molly North and Central America 11 SL
1931 Poecilia nicholsi Central America
2009 Poecilia obscura Western Trinidad, Oropuch 1.5 SL
1943 Poecilia orri Mangrove molly Central America 5.6 SL
1894 Poecilia parae South America 5
1866 Poecilia petenensis Peten molly Central America 12 TL
1859 Poecilia reticulata Guppy South America 6 SL
2004 Poecilia rositae Central America 5.0 SL
1907 Poecilia salvatoris Central America
2011 Poecilia sarrafae South America
1846 Poecilia sphenops Molly Central and South America 7.5 SL
1948 Poecilia sulphuraria Sulphur molly Central America 5 TL
1990 Poecilia teresae Mountain molly Central America 5.0 SL
1887 Poecilia vandepolli Central America 4.5 TL
1914 Poecilia velifera Sail-fin molly Central America 15 TL
1801 Poecilia vivipara America 5.2 TL
2012 Poecilia waiapi South America
2003 Poecilia wandae South America
2005 Poecilia wingei South America 2 SL
1986 Poeciliopsis baenschi Golden livebearer Central America 3
1926 Poeciliopsis balsas Balsas livebearer Central America 6.5
1975 Poeciliopsis catemaco Catemaco livebearer Central America 8
1866 Poeciliopsis elongata Elongate toothcarp Eastern Central Pacific 13 TL
1904 Poeciliopsis fasciata San Jeronimo livebearer Central America 5.1 SL
1848 Poeciliopsis gracilis Porthole livebearer Central America 9 TL
1981 Poeciliopsis hnilickai Upper Grijalva livebearer Central America 5
1894 Poeciliopsis infans Lerma livebearer North America 5
1895 Poeciliopsis latidens Lowland livebearer Central America 5 TL
1960 Poeciliopsis lucida Clearfin livebearer Central America 5
1902 Poeciliopsis lutzi Oaxaca livebearer Central America 3.5 TL
1960 Poeciliopsis monacha Headwater livebearer Central America
1853 Poeciliopsis occidentalis Gila topminnow North America 6 TL
1967 Poeciliopsis paucimaculata Central America 4
1866 Poeciliopsis pleurospilus Largespot livebearer North America. 5.7 SL
1895 Poeciliopsis presidionis Sinaloa livebearer Central America 5
1960 Poeciliopsis prolifica Blackstripe livebearer Central America 3 TL
1908 Poeciliopsis retropinna Central America 8
2008 Poeciliopsis santaelena Central America 4.7 SL
1985 Poeciliopsis scarlli Michoacan livebearer Central America 4.5
1859 Poeciliopsis sonoriensis Sonora topminnow Central America
1975 Poeciliopsis turneri Blackspotted livebearer Central America 4
1912 Poeciliopsis turrubarensis Central and South America 8
1960 Poeciliopsis viriosa Chubby livebearer Central America 6.5
1904 Priapella bonita Graceful priapella Central America
2006 Priapella chamulae North America 4.8 SL
1948 Priapella compressa Palenque priapella Central America 7
1952 Priapella intermedia Isthmian priapella Central America 5 TL
2011 Priapella lacandonae Central America 4.8 SL
1990 Priapella olmecae Olmec priapella Central America 7 TL
1907 Priapichthys annectens Central America 6.5 SL
1916 Priapichthys caliensis South America 2.8 SL
1916 Priapichthys chocoensis South America 4.5 TL
1913 Priapichthys darienensis Central America 4 TL
1912 Priapichthys nigroventralis South America 3 TL
1916 Priapichthys panamensis Central America 3.5 SL
1996 Priapichthys puetzi Central America 5.5 SL
1987 Pseudopoecilia austrocolumbiana South America 2 TL
1898 Pseudopoecilia festae South America 4.5
1914 Pseudopoecilia fria South America
1979 Pseudoxiphophorus obliquus Central America 6.5
1934 Quintana atrizona Barred topminnow Central America 3.4 SL
1967 Scolichthys greenwayi Central America 5
1967 Scolichthys iota Central America 3.5
1909 Tomeurus gracilis South America 3.3 TL
1950 Xenodexia ctenolepis Grijalva studfish Central America 4.5
1912 Xenophallus umbratilis Central America 4.5 SL
1960 Xiphophorus alvarezi Chiapas swordtail Central America 7.5
1980 Xiphophorus andersi Spiketail platyfish Central America 5.5
1987 Xiphophorus birchmanni Sheepshead swordtail Central America 7 TL
1959 Xiphophorus clemenciae Yellow swordtail North America 5.1 SL
1990 Xiphophorus continens Short-sword platyfish Central America 3.5



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