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Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cyprinodontiformes  
 Family Poeciliidae  
 Genus Poecilia  
  Poecilia reticulata    Peters, 1859 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms: Acanthophacelus guppii Acanthophacelus reticulatus Girardinus guppii Girardinus reticulatus Haridichthys reticulatus Heterandria guppyi Lebistes poecilioides Lebistes poeciloides Lebistes reticulatus Pocilia reticulata Poecilia reticulate details
Citation: 臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳及方, 1999); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Head moderately large, broad and horizontal dorsally. Snout short. Eye large, on side of head. Mouth protractile, oblique; posterior of jaw distant from anterior margin of eye. Body elongated, slightly cylindrical and posterior laterally compressed; dorsal profile horizontal, ventral profile arched to end of anal fin. Scales large; lateral line absent; longitudinal scales:26-28; predorsal scales:11-13. Dorsal soft rays:7-8; pectoral soft rays:13-14; pelvic soft rays:5; anal soft rays:8-9 (female). Sexually dichromatic; appearance of female similar to female of Gambusia affinis, brownish or grayish, slightly transparent; darker dorsally and grayish white ventrally; male gorgeous, several colorful longitudinal stripes on side of body. 
Habitat: Prefers standing to slow running water, can be found in ponds, paddy fields and slow moving reaches of river, especially vegetated environments. Highly tolerant to low dissolved oxygen and pollution, even occurs in highly turbid canals and ditches. The th 
Distribution: Southern America. Introduced to Taiwan in 1970’ for ornamentation, can be found in whole island of Taiwan. 
Name Code: 381035
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Poecilia reticulata
Poecilia reticulata
ID: 4444 4444 1106 0468 [detail]
© 2006 Moorea Biocode

Poecilia reticulata
Poecilia reticulata
ID: 4444 4444 1106 0469 [detail]
© 2006 Moorea Biocode

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