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Poeciliopsis turrubarensis (Meek, 1912)

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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: Meek.

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

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059)

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Central and South America: Jalisco, Mexico to the Rio Dagua in Colombia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26130); 8.0 cm (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in estuaries along the coast, in brooks, creeks and swift rivers, up to an elevation of 120 m. Swims at the surface or near bottom in shallow waters, over sandy or muddy substrate. Most abundant near mouth of rivers and feeds on filamentous algae, diatoms, detritus and ooze (Ref. 36880). Occasionally found with Anableps dowi.

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After 28 days gestation, this species gives birth to 10-50 young, rarely more.

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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)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 May 2008

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00437 - 0.01737), b=3.16 (2.99 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .