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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aapticheilichthys websteri Africa 3.1 SL 2007
Alfaro cultratus Central America 8 1908
Alfaro huberi Central America 7 1923
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Banded lampeye Africa 7 TL 1861
Belonesox belizanus Top minnow North and Central America 20 TL 1860
Brachyrhaphis cascajalensis Central America 7.5 1913
Brachyrhaphis episcopi Central America 5 1878
Brachyrhaphis hartwegi Soconusco gambusia Central America 5 1963
Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi Central America 5.5 TL 2001
Brachyrhaphis holdridgei Central America 5 SL 1967
Brachyrhaphis olomina Central America 6 SL 1914
Brachyrhaphis parismina Central America 7 TL 1912
Brachyrhaphis punctifer Central America 5 1926
Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora Central America 6 SL 1908
Brachyrhaphis roseni Central America 6 SL 1988
Brachyrhaphis roswithae Central America 5 TL 1998
Brachyrhaphis terrabensis Central America 6 SL 1907
Carlhubbsia kidderi Champoton gambusia Central America 6 1936
Carlhubbsia stuarti Barred livebearer Central America 5.5 SL 1959
Cnesterodon brevirostratus South America 4.4 SL 1993
Cnesterodon carnegiei South America 3.5 1911
Cnesterodon decemmaculatus Ten spotted live-bearer South America 4.5 TL 1842
Cnesterodon holopteros South America 2006
Cnesterodon hypselurus South America 3.0 SL 2001
Cnesterodon iguape South America 2.5 SL 2005
Cnesterodon omorgmatos South America 3.0 SL 2001
Cnesterodon pirai South America 2.8 SL 2009
Cnesterodon raddai South America 2.3 SL 2001
Cnesterodon septentrionalis South America 3 SL 1993
Fluviphylax obscurus South America 1.7 SL 1996
Fluviphylax palikur South America 1.4 SL 1999
Fluviphylax pygmaeus South America 2 SL 1955
Fluviphylax simplex South America 1.6 SL 1996
Fluviphylax zonatus South America 1.6 SL 1996
Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish North and Central America 7 TL 1853
Gambusia alvarezi Yellowfin gambusia North America 4 TL 1957
Gambusia amistadensis Amistad gambusia North America 3.5 SL 1973
Gambusia atrora Blackfin gambusia Central America 4 1963
Gambusia aurata Golden gambusia Central America 4 1970
Gambusia baracoana Central America 3.5 1944
Gambusia beebei Miragoane gambusia Central America 5.9 SL 1935
Gambusia bucheri Central America 1944
Gambusia clarkhubbsi San Felipe gambusia North America 5.8 SL 2003
Gambusia dominicensis Dominican gambusia Central America 6 1913
Gambusia echeagarayi Maya gambusia Central America 3.5 1952
Gambusia eurystoma Widemouth gambusia Central America 3.5 TL 1975
Gambusia gaigei Big Bend gambusia North America 5.4 TL 1929
Gambusia geiseri Largespring gambusia North America 4.4 TL 1957
Gambusia georgei San Marcos gambusia North America 4 SL 1969
Gambusia heterochir Clear Creek gambusia North America 5.4 TL 1957
Gambusia hispaniolae Hispaniolan gambusia Central America 5.2 SL 1971
Gambusia holbrooki Eastern mosquitofish Introduced worldwide in t 8 TL 1859
Gambusia hurtadoi Crescent gambusia North America 3.5 TL 1957
Gambusia krumholzi Spotfin gambusia Central America 6 1963
Gambusia lemaitrei South America 4 1950
Gambusia longispinis Cuatrocienegas gambusia North America 5 TL 1962
Gambusia luma Sleek mosquitofish Central America 4.2 SL 1963
Gambusia manni Central America 6.5 TL 1927
Gambusia marshi Robust gambusia North America 2.4 SL 1962
Gambusia melapleura Striped gambusia Central America 5.9 SL 1851
Gambusia monticola Central America 1971
Gambusia myersi North America 1925
Gambusia nicaraguensis Nicaraguan mosquitofish Central America 4.1 SL 1866
Gambusia nobilis Pecos gambusia North America 4.8 TL 1853
Gambusia panuco Panuco gambusia Central America 5.5 1926
Gambusia pseudopunctata Tiburon Peninsula gambusia Central America 5.5 SL 1969
Gambusia punctata Cuban gambusia Central America 7 SL 1854
Gambusia puncticulata Caribbean gambusia Central America 5.5 SL 1854
Gambusia quadruncus Central America 2.8 SL 2012
Gambusia regani Forlon gambusia Central America 4.5 1926
Gambusia rhizophorae Mangrove gambusia North America 5 TL 1969
Gambusia senilis Blotched gambusia North America 5.5 TL 1859
Gambusia sexradiata Teardrop mosquito North America 3.5 SL 1936
Gambusia speciosa Tex-Mex gambusia North America 5 TL 1859
Gambusia vittata Gulf gambusia Central America 6 1926
Gambusia wrayi Wray's gambusia Central America 5.6 SL 1913
Gambusia xanthosoma Cayman gambusia Central America 3.6 SL 1983
Gambusia yucatana Yucatan gambusia Central America 8 TL 1914
Gambusia zarskei North America 2.9 SL 2010
Girardinus creolus Creole topminnow Central America 7 SL 1895
Girardinus cubensis Cuban topminnow Central America 4.6 SL 1903
Girardinus denticulatus Toothy topminnow Central America 9.3 SL 1895
Girardinus falcatus Goldbelly topminnow Central America 8.5 SL 1903
Girardinus metallicus Metallic livebearer Central America 9 TL 1854
Girardinus microdactylus Smallfinger topminnow Central America 6.3 SL 1944
Girardinus uninotatus Singlespot topminnow Central America 8.4 SL 1860
Heterandria attenuata Central America 7 1979
Heterandria formosa Least killifish North America 3.6 TL 1859
Heterandria tuxtlaensis Livebearing fish South America 7.2 SL 2008
Heterophallus milleri Grijalva gambusia North America 1987
Heterophallus rachovii Coatzacoalcos gambusia Central America 3.5 1914
Hylopanchax leki Africa 2.9 SL 2013
Hylopanchax moke Africa 2.1 SL 2013
Hylopanchax ndeko Africa 3 SL 2013
Hylopanchax paucisquamatus Africa 2.6 SL 2014
Hylopanchax silvestris Africa 4 SL 1958
Hylopanchax stictopleuron Blue lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1949
Hypsopanchax catenatus Chain lampeye Africa 6 TL 1981
Hypsopanchax jobaerti Africa 4.5 TL 1965
Hypsopanchax jubbi Southern deepbody Africa 5 TL 1965
Hypsopanchax platysternus Zaire lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1917
Hypsopanchax stiassnyae Africa 3.0 SL 2015
Hypsopanchax zebra Zebra lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1929
Laciris pelagicus Africa 8 TL 1932
Lacustricola atripinna Africa 3.8 TL 1896
Lacustricola bukobanus Bukoba lampeye Africa 5 TL 1924
Lacustricola centralis Cental east african lampeye Africa 3.3 TL 1996
Lacustricola jeanneli Omo lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1935
Lacustricola kassenjiensis Kasenye lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1924
Lacustricola katangae Striped topminnow Africa 4.5 TL 1912
Lacustricola kongoranensis Kongoro lampeye Africa 4 TL 1924
Lacustricola lacustris Kibiti Lampeye Africa 4 TL 1984
Lacustricola lualabaensis Lualaba lampeye Africa 4 TL 1938
Lacustricola macrurus Big tailed lampeye Africa 5 TL 1904
Lacustricola maculatus Spotted lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1957
Lacustricola matthesi Saisi lampeye Africa 3.9 TL 1996
Lacustricola mediolateralis Africa 5 TL 1967
Lacustricola moeruensis Moero lampeye Africa 4 TL 1914
Lacustricola myaposae Natal topminnow Africa 5.5 TL 1908
Lacustricola nigrolateralis Africa 4 TL 1967
Lacustricola omoculatus Ruaha lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1977
Lacustricola pumilus Tanganyika lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1906
Lacustricola usanguensis Usangu lampeye Africa 3 TL 1977
Lacustricola vitschumbaensis Bitschumbi lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1924
Lamprichthys tanganicanus Tanganyika killifish Africa 15 SL 1898
Limia caymanensis Grand Cayman limia Central America 3.2 SL 1970
Limia dominicensis Tiburon Peninsula limia Central America 2.7 SL 1846
Limia fuscomaculata Blotched limia Central America 3.9 SL 1980
Limia garnieri Garnier's limia Central America 2.9 SL 1980
Limia grossidens Largetooth limia Central America 4.0 SL 1980
Limia heterandria South America 4 1913
Limia immaculata Plain limia Central America 3.8 SL 1980
Limia melanogaster Blackbelly limia Central America 5 SL 1866
Limia melanonotata Blackbanded limia Central America 6 SL 1923
Limia miragoanensis Miragoane limia Central America 4.0 SL 1980
Limia nigrofasciata Blackbarred limia Central America 5.2 SL 1913
Limia ornata Ornate limia Central America 4.5 SL 1913
Limia pauciradiata Few-rayed limia Central America 5.2 SL 1980
Limia perugiae Perugia's limia Central America 10 TL 1906
Limia rivasi Rivas's limia Central America 3.1 SL 1983
Limia sulphurophila Sulfur limia Central America 4.3 SL 1980
Limia tridens Central America 4 TL 1889
Limia versicolor Varicolored limia Central America 4.5 SL 1866
Limia vittata Cuban limia Central America 10 TL 1853
Limia yaguajali Yaguajal limia Central America 5.1 SL 1980
Limia zonata Striped limia Central America 3.2 SL 1915
Micropanchax antinorii Black lampeye Africa 4.5 TL 1883
Micropanchax bracheti Africa 3 TL 1983
Micropanchax camerunensis Cameroon lampeye Africa 3 TL 1971
Micropanchax ehrichi Africa 4 TL 1994
Micropanchax fuelleborni Lake Rukwa lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1924
Micropanchax hutereaui Meshscaled topminnow Africa 3.5 TL 1913
Micropanchax johnstoni Johnston's topminnow Africa 8.5 TL 1894
Micropanchax keilhacki Africa 2.5 TL 1928
Micropanchax kingii Africa 3.5 TL 1913
Micropanchax loati Nile killifish Africa 4 TL 1901
Micropanchax pfaffi Pfaff's lampeye Africa 3.5 SL 1954
Micropanchax rudolfianus Lake Rudolf lampeye Africa 3 TL 1932
Micropanchax scheeli Scheel's lampeye Africa 4 TL 1971
Micropoecilia bifurca South America 3 TL 1909
Micropoecilia branneri South America 4 TL 1894
Micropoecilia minima South America 2.4 SL 1997
Micropoecilia picta Swamp guppies Central and South America 5 1913
Neoheterandria cana Central America 4 1913
Neoheterandria elegans South America 2.5 1916
Neoheterandria tridentiger Central America 5 1895
Pamphorichthys araguaiensis South America 2.5 SL 1991
Pamphorichthys hasemani South America 2.5 TL 1916
Pamphorichthys hollandi South America 4.5 1916
Pamphorichthys minor Mini-molly South America 1.7 SL 1895
Pamphorichthys pertapeh South America 1.7 SL 2008
Pamphorichthys scalpridens South America 4 1895
Pantanodon madagascariensis Africa 3.4 TL 1963
Pantanodon stuhlmanni Eastcoast lampeye Africa 5 TL 1924
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
Phalloceros alessandrae South America 2.5 SL 2008
Phalloceros anisophallos South America 4.5 SL 2008
Phalloceros aspilos South America 3.8 SL 2008
Phalloceros buckupi South America 3.3 SL 2008
Phalloceros caudimaculatus Dusky millions fish South America 6 TL 1868
Phalloceros elachistos South America 2.8 SL 2008
Phalloceros enneaktinos South America 3.6 SL 2008
Phalloceros harpagos South America 4.7 SL 2008
Phalloceros heptaktinos South America 3.0 SL 2008
Phalloceros leptokeras South America 3.7 SL 2008
Phalloceros leticiae South America 1.7 SL 2008
Phalloceros lucenorum South America 3.7 SL 2008
Phalloceros malabarbai South America 3.2 SL 2008
Phalloceros megapolos South America 4.0 SL 2008
Phalloceros mikrommatos South America 2.7 SL 2008
Phalloceros ocellatus South America 2.5 SL 2008
Phalloceros pellos South America 3.3 SL 2008
Phalloceros reisi South America 5.0 SL 2008
Phalloceros spiloura South America 3.4 SL 2008
Phalloceros titthos South America 4.5 SL 2008
Phalloceros tupinamba South America 4.4 SL 2008
Phalloceros uai South America 3.4 SL 2008
Phalloptychus eigenmanni South America 3.5 1916
Phalloptychus januarius South America 4 1868
Phallotorynus dispilos South America 2.5 SL 2005
Phallotorynus fasciolatus South America 3.5 1916
Phallotorynus jucundus South America 3 1930
Phallotorynus pankalos South America 2.8 SL 2005
Phallotorynus psittakos South America 2.4 SL 2005
Phallotorynus victoriae South America 2.3 SL 1983
Plataplochilus cabindae Africa 5 TL 1911
Plataplochilus chalcopyrus Flame lampeye Africa 3.1 SL 1963
Plataplochilus loemensis Loeme lampeye Africa 6 TL 1924
Plataplochilus miltotaenia Red striped lampeye Africa 5 TL 1963
Plataplochilus ngaensis Nga lampeye Africa 5 TL 1924
Plataplochilus terveri Terver's lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1981
Platypanchax modestus Ruwenzori lampeye Africa 6 TL 1914
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



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