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Gambusia affinis (Baird and Girard, 1853)
Western Mosquitofish; Mosquito Fish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cyprinodontiformes  
 Family Poeciliidae  
 Genus Gambusia  
  Gambusia affinis    (Baird & Girard, 1853) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms: Fundulus inurus Gambusia affinis affinis Gambusia affinis katruelis Gambusia gracilis Gambusia humilis Gambusia marschi Gambusia marshi Gambusia patruelis Gambusia senilis Gambusia sp. Haplochilus melanops details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳及方, 1999)
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; longitudinal scales:29-32; predorsal scales:16-17. Dorsal soft rays:7-9; pectoral soft rays:12; pelvic soft rays:6; anal soft rays:8-10 (female). Dorsal fin far behind snout, postdorsal length about two times the length of dorsal fin base; pectoral fins reach pelvic fins; dorsal fin origin slightly behind pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin origin close to middle between snout tip and caudal peduncle end; anal fin rounded. Brownish or grayish, slightly transparent; darker dorsally and grayish white ventrally. 
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 in water. The third, forth and fifth anal fin rays of ma 
Distribution: Northern and Central America. Introduced to Taiwan in 1913, can be found in whole island of Taiwan. 
Name Code: 381033
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