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Poecilia rositae Meyer, Schneider, Radda, Wilde & Schartl, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Poecilia: Greek, poikilos = with a lot of colours (Ref. 45335);  rositae: Named for Mrs. Rosita Bonhaus, Melle, for her considerable contribution to the production process of numerous aquaristic books, including the new atlas of livebearing fishes.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Central America: Río Cahabón system in Guatemala.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75917)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. Belongs to the Poecilia (M.) mexicana subgroup of shortfin mollies, which is distinguished by the following characters: longitudinal scale series 28 (rarely 27 or 29), vs. 26 to 27 in Poecilia (M.) mechthildae; predorsal scales 13-14, vs. 12-13 in Poecilia (M.) mechthildae; caudal peduncle scales 16, vs. 18 in Poecilia (M.) mexicana; pectoral rays 15, vs. 16-17 in Poecilia (M.) mechthildae; dorsal rays 10, vs. 11 in Poecilia (M.) gracilis, 7-8 in Poecilia (M.) sulphuraria; females sometimes lack rows of black spots on body sides, vs. rows of black spots present in Poecilia (M.) sulphuraria, Poecilia (M.) mexicana, vs. weakly developed Poecilia (M.) gracilis; serrae of gonopodium ray 4p massive, vs. less massive in Poecilia (M.) mexicana, Poecilia (M.) gracilis, Poecilia (M.) mechthildae and Poecilia (M.) sulphuraria; distal spine series of gonopodium ray 3 long, vs. short in Poecilia (M.) mexicana, Poecilia (M.) mechthildae and Poecilia (M.) sulphuraria; distal membranous plate absent, vs. present in Poecilia (M.) mexicana (Ref. 75917).

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Meyer, M.K., K. Schneider, A.C. Radda, B. Wilde and M. Schartl, 2004. A new species of Poecilia, subgenus Mollienesia, from Upper Río Cahabón system, Guatemala, with remarks on the nomenclature of Mollienesia petenensis Günther, 1886 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae). Zool. Abh. 54:145-154. (Ref. 75917)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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=0.01175 (0.00517 - 0.02671), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .