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Poeciliopsis retropinna (Regan, 1908)

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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).  More on author: Regan.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 3 - 15.   Tropical; 21°C - 29°C (Ref. 36880)

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Central America: Costa Rica and Panama.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26130); 8.0 cm (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in currents of all velocities, but is more frequently found in brooks, creeks and rivers of low to moderate velocity. Lives from sea level to 940 m elevation and swims near rock, gravel or sand substrata. Feeds on diatoms, flocculent detritus and ooze (Ref. 36880).

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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. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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