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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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Phallichthys tico
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Phallichthys amates Merry widow livebearer Central America 7 SL 1907
Phallichthys fairweatheri Picotee livebearer Central America 4.5 1959
Phallichthys quadripunctatus Central America 3.5 SL 1979
Phallichthys tico Central America 3.5 SL 1963



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