SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=216) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Cyprinodontiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Poecilia') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Poeciliinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Poeciliidae Poeciliids
Subfamily: Poeciliinae
Genus: Poecilia

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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 7.8 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
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Poecilia boesemani Central America 2003
Poecilia butleri Pacific molly Central America 8 TL 1889
Poecilia catemaconis Catemaco molly Central America 10.5 TL 1975
Poecilia caucana Central and South America 6 NG 1880
Poecilia caudofasciata Central America 1913
Poecilia chica Dwarf molly North America 5 TL 1975
Poecilia dauli South America 1.9 SL 2000
Poecilia dominicensis Central America 1906
Poecilia elegans Elegant molly Central America 4.6 SL 1948
Poecilia formosa Amazon molly North America 9.6 TL 1859
Poecilia gillii Central and South America 10.5 TL 1863
Poecilia hispaniolana Hispaniola molly Central America 5.9 SL 1978
Poecilia hondurensis Central America 6.3 SL 2011
Poecilia kempkesi South America 2013
Poecilia koperi South America 2003
Poecilia kykesis Central America 2002
Poecilia latipinna Sailfin molly North America 15 TL 1821
Poecilia latipunctata Broadspotted molly North and Central America 6 TL 1904
Poecilia marcellinoi Central America 6.3 SL 1995
Poecilia maylandi Balsas molly Central America 11 1983
Poecilia mechthildae South America 2002
Poecilia mexicana Shortfin molly North and Central America 11 SL 1863
Poecilia nicholsi Central America 1931
Poecilia obscura Western Trinidad, Oropuch 1.5 SL 2009
Poecilia orri Mangrove molly Central America 5.6 SL 1943
Poecilia parae South America 5 1894
Poecilia petenensis Peten molly Central America 12 TL 1866
Poecilia reticulata Guppy South America 6 SL 1859
Poecilia rositae Central America 5.0 SL 2004
Poecilia salvatoris Central America 1907
Poecilia sarrafae South America 2011
Poecilia sphenops Molly Central and South America 7.5 SL 1846
Poecilia sulphuraria Sulphur molly Central America 5 TL 1948
Poecilia teresae Mountain molly Central America 5.0 SL 1990
Poecilia vandepolli Central America 4.5 TL 1887
Poecilia velifera Sail-fin molly Central America 15 TL 1914
Poecilia vivipara America 7.8 TL 1801
Poecilia waiapi South America 2012
Poecilia wandae South America 2003
Poecilia wingei South America 2 SL 2005



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