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

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4 species (see list below)

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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
[]
4 Species of Family Poeciliidae with Genus Phallichthys
(Poeciliids)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
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



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