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Poeciliopsis turrubarensis  (Meek, 1912)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Poeciliopsis: Greek, poikilos = with a lot of colours + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?

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Central and South America: Jalisco, Mexico to the Rio Dagua in Colombia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26130); 8.0 cm (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in estuaries along the coast, in brooks, creeks and swift rivers, up to an elevation of 120 m. Swims at the surface or near bottom in shallow waters, over sandy or muddy substrate. Most abundant near mouth of rivers and feeds on filamentous algae, diatoms, detritus and ooze (Ref. 36880). Occasionally found with Anableps dowi.

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

After 28 days gestation, this species gives birth to 10-50 young, rarely more.

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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




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