Category Archives: Poeciliidae

Species Profiles of a Range of Livebearer Species from the Poeciliidae family. Please click on the name to view the profile.

Limia

Sub species Limia Limia caymanensis Limia dominicensis Limia melanogaster Limia melanonotata Limia nigrofasciata Limia pauciradiata Limia perugiae Limia sp ‘Tiger’ Limia sulphurophila Limia tridens Limia versicolor Limia vittata Limia yaguajali Limia zonata Sub species Orthodontolimia Limia fuscomaculata Limia garnieri Limia … Continue reading

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The Northern Platies

Xiphophorus evelynae Xiphophorus variatus Xiphophorus xiphidium Xiphophorus couchianus Xiphophorus gordoni Xiphophorus meyeri

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The Northern swordtails

The northern swordtails live in and around the Panuco river basin and are separated from the southern swordtails by a geographical dividing line known as the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. The northern swordtail group is made up of three clades and … Continue reading

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Phallichthys tico

Phallichthys tico (W.A.Bussing 1963) Meaning of Name: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – tico in honour or Republica de Cost Rica the only country it is found. First Description: W. A. Bussing, 1963 Bussing, W.A., 1979: A new poeciliid fish, … Continue reading

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Phallichthys quadripunctatus

Phallichthys quadripunctatus (W.A.Bussing, 1979) Meaning of Name: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – quadripunctatus in reference to the four distinct spots on the body. First Description: Phallichthys quadripunctatus W. A. Bussing, 1979 Bussing, W.A., 1979: A new fish of the … Continue reading

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Phallichthys amates pitteri

Phallichthys amates pitteri (Meek 1912) Common Name:  Orange fin merry widow Size: Male : 4.5cm. Female: 8cm Etymology: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – pitteri . Unknown First Description: Meek 1912 Reference Bussing, W.A., 1998. Peces de las aguas continentales de … Continue reading

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Phallichthys amates amates

Meaning of Name: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – amates possibly because of the type locality. Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – amates possibly because of the type locality. First Description: Miller 1907 Reference Bussing, W.A., 1998. Peces de las … Continue reading

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Phallichthys fairweatheri

Phallichthys fairweatheri (Rosen and Bailey 1959) Meaning of Name: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – fairweatheri after Dr Gerald Fairweather.   First Description: Rosen & Bailey in 1959 Type Locality: Rio san Pedro de Martir, or a branch, about about … Continue reading

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