349 Species in Family Poeciliidae
Nominal species list for Poeciliidae
Scientific Name Author English Name
Aapticheilichthys websteri (Huber, 2007)
Alfaro cultratus (Regan, 1908)
Alfaro huberi (Fowler, 1923)
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen (Duméril, 1861) Banded lampeye
Belonesox belizanus Kner, 1860 Top minnow
Brachyrhaphis cascajalensis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
Brachyrhaphis episcopi (Steindachner, 1878)
Brachyrhaphis hartwegi Rosen & Bailey, 1963 Soconusco gambusia
Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi Meyer & Etzel, 2001
Brachyrhaphis holdridgei Bussing, 1967
Brachyrhaphis olomina (Meek, 1914)
Brachyrhaphis parismina (Meek, 1912)
Brachyrhaphis punctifer (Hubbs, 1926)
Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora (Regan, 1908)
Brachyrhaphis roseni Bussing, 1988
Brachyrhaphis roswithae Meyer & Etzel, 1998
Brachyrhaphis terrabensis (Regan, 1907)
Carlhubbsia kidderi (Hubbs, 1936) Champoton gambusia
Carlhubbsia stuarti Rosen & Bailey, 1959 Barred livebearer
Cnesterodon brevirostratus Rosa & Costa, 1993
Cnesterodon carnegiei Haseman, 1911
Cnesterodon decemmaculatus (Jenyns, 1842) Ten spotted live-bearer
Cnesterodon holopteros Lucinda, Litz & Recuero, 2006
Cnesterodon hypselurus Lucinda & Garavello, 2001
Cnesterodon iguape Lucinda, 2005
Cnesterodon omorgmatos Lucinda & Garavello, 2001
Cnesterodon pirai Aguilera, Mirande & Azpelicueta, 2009
Cnesterodon raddai Meyer & Etzel, 2001
Cnesterodon septentrionalis Rosa & Costa, 1993
Fluviphylax obscurus Costa, 1996
Fluviphylax palikur Costa & Le Bail, 1999
Fluviphylax pygmaeus (Myers & Carvalho, 1955)
Fluviphylax simplex Costa, 1996
Fluviphylax zonatus Costa, 1996
Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853) Mosquitofish
Gambusia alvarezi Hubbs & Springer, 1957 Yellowfin gambusia
Gambusia amistadensis Peden, 1973 Amistad gambusia
Gambusia atrora Rosen & Bailey, 1963 Blackfin gambusia
Gambusia aurata Miller & Minckley, 1970 Golden gambusia
Gambusia baracoana Rivas, 1944
Gambusia beebei Myers, 1935 Miragoane gambusia
Gambusia bucheri Rivas, 1944
Gambusia clarkhubbsi Garrett & Edwards, 2003 San Felipe gambusia
Gambusia dominicensis Regan, 1913 Dominican gambusia
Gambusia echeagarayi (Álvarez, 1952) Maya gambusia
Gambusia eurystoma Miller, 1975 Widemouth gambusia
Gambusia gaigei Hubbs, 1929 Big Bend gambusia
Gambusia geiseri Hubbs & Hubbs, 1957 Largespring gambusia
Gambusia georgei Hubbs & Peden, 1969 San Marcos gambusia
Gambusia heterochir Hubbs, 1957 Clear Creek gambusia
Gambusia hispaniolae Fink, 1971 Hispaniolan gambusia
Gambusia holbrooki Girard, 1859 Eastern mosquitofish
Gambusia hurtadoi Hubbs & Springer, 1957 Crescent gambusia
Gambusia krumholzi Minckley, 1963 Spotfin gambusia
Gambusia lemaitrei Fowler, 1950
Gambusia longispinis Minckley, 1962 Cuatrocienegas gambusia
Gambusia luma Rosen & Bailey, 1963 Sleek mosquitofish
Gambusia manni Hubbs, 1927
Gambusia marshi Minckley & Craddock, 1962 Robust gambusia
Gambusia melapleura (Gosse, 1851) Striped gambusia
Gambusia monticola Rivas, 1971
Gambusia myersi Ahl, 1925
Gambusia nicaraguensis Günther, 1866 Nicaraguan mosquitofish
Gambusia nobilis (Baird & Girard, 1853) Pecos gambusia
Gambusia panuco Hubbs, 1926 Panuco gambusia
Gambusia pseudopunctata Rivas, 1969 Tiburon Peninsula gambusia
Gambusia punctata Poey, 1854 Cuban gambusia
Gambusia puncticulata Poey, 1854 Caribbean gambusia
Gambusia quadruncus Langerhans, 2012
Gambusia regani Hubbs, 1926 Forlon gambusia
Gambusia rhizophorae Rivas, 1969 Mangrove gambusia
Gambusia senilis Girard, 1859 Blotched gambusia
Gambusia sexradiata Hubbs, 1936 Teardrop mosquito
Gambusia speciosa Girard, 1859 Tex-Mex gambusia
Gambusia vittata Hubbs, 1926 Gulf gambusia
Gambusia wrayi Regan, 1913 Wray's gambusia
Gambusia xanthosoma Greenfield, 1983 Cayman gambusia
Gambusia yucatana Regan, 1914 Yucatan gambusia
Gambusia zarskei Meyer, Schories & Schartl, 2010
Girardinus creolus Garman, 1895 Creole topminnow
Girardinus cubensis (Eigenmann, 1903) Cuban topminnow
Girardinus denticulatus Garman, 1895 Toothy topminnow
Girardinus falcatus (Eigenmann, 1903) Goldbelly topminnow
Girardinus metallicus Poey, 1854 Metallic livebearer
Girardinus microdactylus Rivas, 1944 Smallfinger topminnow
Girardinus uninotatus Poey, 1860 Singlespot topminnow
Heterandria attenuata Rosen & Bailey, 1979
Heterandria formosa Girard, 1859 Least killifish
Heterandria tuxtlaensis McEachran & Dewitt, 2008 Livebearing fish
Heterophallus milleri Radda, 1987 Grijalva gambusia
Heterophallus rachovii Regan, 1914 Coatzacoalcos gambusia
Hylopanchax leki van der Zee, Sonnenberg & Schliewen, 2013
Hylopanchax moke van der Zee, Sonnenberg & Schliewen, 2013
Hylopanchax ndeko van der Zee, Sonnenberg & Schliewen, 2013
Hylopanchax paucisquamatus Sonnenberg, Friel & Van der Zee, 2014
Hylopanchax silvestris (Poll & Lambert, 1958)
Hylopanchax stictopleuron (Fowler, 1949) Blue lampeye
Hypsopanchax catenatus Radda, 1981 Chain lampeye
Hypsopanchax jobaerti Poll & Lambert, 1965
Hypsopanchax jubbi Poll & Lambert, 1965 Southern deepbody
Hypsopanchax platysternus (Nichols & Griscom, 1917) Zaire lampeye
Hypsopanchax stiassnyae van der Zee, Sonnenberg & Mbimbi Mayi Munene, 2015
Hypsopanchax zebra (Pellegrin, 1929) Zebra lampeye
Laciris pelagicus (Worthington, 1932)
Lacustricola atripinna (Pfeffer, 1896)
Lacustricola bukobanus (Ahl, 1924) Bukoba lampeye
Lacustricola centralis (Seegers, 1996) Cental east african lampeye
Lacustricola jeanneli (Pellegrin, 1935) Omo lampeye
Lacustricola kassenjiensis (Ahl, 1924) Kasenye lampeye
Lacustricola katangae (Boulenger, 1912) Striped topminnow
Lacustricola kongoranensis (Ahl, 1924) Kongoro lampeye
Lacustricola lacustris (Seegers, 1984) Kibiti Lampeye
Lacustricola lualabaensis (Poll, 1938) Lualaba lampeye
Lacustricola macrurus (Boulenger, 1904) Big tailed lampeye
Lacustricola maculatus (Klausewitz, 1957) Spotted lampeye
Lacustricola matthesi (Seegers, 1996) Saisi lampeye
Lacustricola mediolateralis (Poll, 1967)
Lacustricola moeruensis (Boulenger, 1914) Moero lampeye
Lacustricola myaposae (Boulenger, 1908) Natal topminnow
Lacustricola nigrolateralis (Poll, 1967)
Lacustricola omoculatus (Wildekamp, 1977) Ruaha lampeye
Lacustricola pumilus (Boulenger, 1906) Tanganyika lampeye
Lacustricola usanguensis (Wildekamp, 1977) Usangu lampeye
Lacustricola vitschumbaensis (Ahl, 1924) Bitschumbi lampeye
Lamprichthys tanganicanus (Boulenger, 1898) Tanganyika killifish
Limia caymanensis Rivas & Fink, 1970 Grand Cayman limia
Limia dominicensis (Valenciennes, 1846) Tiburon Peninsula limia
Limia fuscomaculata Rivas, 1980 Blotched limia
Limia garnieri Rivas, 1980 Garnier's limia
Limia grossidens Rivas, 1980 Largetooth limia
Limia heterandria Regan, 1913
Limia immaculata Rivas, 1980 Plain limia
Limia melanogaster (Günther, 1866) Blackbelly limia
Limia melanonotata Nichols & Myers, 1923 Blackbanded limia
Limia miragoanensis Rivas, 1980 Miragoane limia
Limia nigrofasciata Regan, 1913 Blackbarred limia
Limia ornata Regan, 1913 Ornate limia
Limia pauciradiata Rivas, 1980 Few-rayed limia
Limia perugiae (Evermann & Clark, 1906) Perugia's limia
Limia rivasi Franz & Burgess, 1983 Rivas's limia
Limia sulphurophila Rivas, 1980 Sulfur limia
Limia tridens (Hilgendorf, 1889)
Limia versicolor (Günther, 1866) Varicolored limia
Limia vittata (Guichenot, 1853) Cuban limia
Limia yaguajali Rivas, 1980 Yaguajal limia
Limia zonata (Nichols, 1915) Striped limia
Micropanchax antinorii (Vinciguerra, 1883) Black lampeye
Micropanchax bracheti (Berkenkamp, 1983)
Micropanchax camerunensis (Radda, 1971) Cameroon lampeye
Micropanchax ehrichi (Berkenkamp & Etzel, 1994)
Micropanchax fuelleborni (Ahl, 1924) Lake Rukwa lampeye
Micropanchax hutereaui (Boulenger, 1913) Meshscaled topminnow
Micropanchax johnstoni (Günther, 1894) Johnston's topminnow
Micropanchax keilhacki (Ahl, 1928)
Micropanchax kingii (Boulenger, 1913)
Micropanchax loati (Boulenger, 1901) Nile killifish
Micropanchax pfaffi (Daget, 1954) Pfaff's lampeye
Micropanchax rudolfianus (Worthington, 1932) Lake Rudolf lampeye
Micropanchax scheeli (Roman, 1971) Scheel's lampeye
Micropoecilia bifurca (Eigenmann, 1909)
Micropoecilia branneri (Eigenmann, 1894)
Micropoecilia minima (Costa & Sarraf, 1997)
Micropoecilia picta (Regan, 1913) Swamp guppies
Neoheterandria cana (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
Neoheterandria elegans Henn, 1916
Neoheterandria tridentiger (Garman, 1895)
Pamphorichthys araguaiensis Costa, 1991
Pamphorichthys hasemani (Henn, 1916)
Pamphorichthys hollandi (Henn, 1916)
Pamphorichthys minor (Garman, 1895) Mini-molly
Pamphorichthys pertapeh Figueiredo, 2008
Pamphorichthys scalpridens (Garman, 1895)
Pantanodon madagascariensis (Arnoult, 1963)
Pantanodon stuhlmanni (Ahl, 1924) Eastcoast lampeye
Phallichthys amates (Miller, 1907) Merry widow livebearer
Phallichthys fairweatheri Rosen & Bailey, 1959 Picotee livebearer
Phallichthys quadripunctatus Bussing, 1979
Phallichthys tico Bussing, 1963
Phalloceros alessandrae Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros anisophallos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros aspilos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros buckupi Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros caudimaculatus (Hensel, 1868) Dusky millions fish
Phalloceros elachistos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros enneaktinos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros harpagos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros heptaktinos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros leptokeras Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros leticiae Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros lucenorum Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros malabarbai Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros megapolos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros mikrommatos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros ocellatus Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros pellos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros reisi Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros spiloura Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros titthos Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros tupinamba Lucinda, 2008
Phalloceros uai Lucinda, 2008
Phalloptychus eigenmanni Henn, 1916
Phalloptychus januarius (Hensel, 1868)
Phallotorynus dispilos Lucinda, Rosa & Reis, 2005
Phallotorynus fasciolatus Henn, 1916
Phallotorynus jucundus Ihering, 1930
Phallotorynus pankalos Lucinda, Rosa & Reis, 2005
Phallotorynus psittakos Lucinda, Rosa & Reis, 2005
Phallotorynus victoriae Oliveros, 1983
Plataplochilus cabindae (Boulenger, 1911)
Plataplochilus chalcopyrus Lambert, 1963 Flame lampeye
Plataplochilus loemensis (Pellegrin, 1924) Loeme lampeye
Plataplochilus miltotaenia Lambert, 1963 Red striped lampeye
Plataplochilus ngaensis (Ahl, 1924) Nga lampeye
Plataplochilus terveri (Huber, 1981) Terver's lampeye
Platypanchax modestus (Pappenheim, 1914) Ruwenzori lampeye
Poecilia boesemani Poeser, 2003
Poecilia butleri Jordan, 1889 Pacific molly
Poecilia catemaconis Miller, 1975 Catemaco molly
Poecilia caucana (Steindachner, 1880)
Poecilia caudofasciata (Regan, 1913)
Poecilia chica Miller, 1975 Dwarf molly
Poecilia dauli Meyer & Radda, 2000
Poecilia dominicensis (Evermann & Clark, 1906)
Poecilia elegans (Trewavas, 1948) Elegant molly
Poecilia formosa (Girard, 1859) Amazon molly
Poecilia gillii (Kner, 1863)
Poecilia hispaniolana Rivas, 1978 Hispaniola molly
Poecilia hondurensis Poeser, 2011
Poecilia kempkesi Poeser, 2013
Poecilia koperi Poeser, 2003
Poecilia kykesis Poeser, 2002
Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821) Sailfin molly
Poecilia latipunctata Meek, 1904 Broadspotted molly
Poecilia marcellinoi Poeser, 1995
Poecilia maylandi Meyer, 1983 Balsas molly
Poecilia mechthildae Meyer, Etzel & Bork, 2002
Poecilia mexicana Steindachner, 1863 Shortfin molly
Poecilia nicholsi (Myers, 1931)
Poecilia obscura Schories, Meyer & Schartl, 2009
Poecilia orri Fowler, 1943 Mangrove molly
Poecilia parae Eigenmann, 1894
Poecilia petenensis Günther, 1866 Peten molly
Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859 Guppy
Poecilia rositae Meyer, Schneider, Radda, Wilde & Schartl, 2004
Poecilia salvatoris Regan, 1907
Poecilia sarrafae Bragança & Costa, 2011
Poecilia sphenops Valenciennes, 1846 Molly
Poecilia sulphuraria (Álvarez, 1948) Sulphur molly
Poecilia teresae Greenfield, 1990 Mountain molly
Poecilia vandepolli Van Lidth de Jeude, 1887
Poecilia velifera (Regan, 1914) Sail-fin molly
Poecilia vivipara Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Poecilia waiapi Bragança, Costa & Gama, 2012
Poecilia wandae Poeser, 2003
Poecilia wingei Poeser, Kempkes & Isbrücker, 2005
Poeciliopsis baenschi Meyer, Radda, Riehl & Feichtinger, 1986 Golden livebearer
Poeciliopsis balsas Hubbs, 1926 Balsas livebearer
Poeciliopsis catemaco Miller, 1975 Catemaco livebearer
Poeciliopsis elongata (Günther, 1866) Elongate toothcarp
Poeciliopsis fasciata (Meek, 1904) San Jeronimo livebearer
Poeciliopsis gracilis (Heckel, 1848) Porthole livebearer
Poeciliopsis hnilickai Meyer & Vogel, 1981 Upper Grijalva livebearer
Poeciliopsis infans (Woolman, 1894) Lerma livebearer
Poeciliopsis latidens (Garman, 1895) Lowland livebearer
Poeciliopsis lucida Miller, 1960 Clearfin livebearer
Poeciliopsis lutzi (Meek, 1902) Oaxaca livebearer
Poeciliopsis monacha Miller, 1960 Headwater livebearer
Poeciliopsis occidentalis (Baird & Girard, 1853) Gila topminnow
Poeciliopsis paucimaculata Bussing, 1967
Poeciliopsis pleurospilus (Günther, 1866) Largespot livebearer
Poeciliopsis presidionis (Jordan & Culver, 1895) Sinaloa livebearer
Poeciliopsis prolifica Miller, 1960 Blackstripe livebearer
Poeciliopsis retropinna (Regan, 1908)
Poeciliopsis santaelena Bussing, 2008
Poeciliopsis scarlli Meyer, Riehl, Dawes & Dibble, 1985 Michoacan livebearer
Poeciliopsis sonoriensis (Girard, 1859) Sonora topminnow
Poeciliopsis turneri Miller, 1975 Blackspotted livebearer
Poeciliopsis turrubarensis (Meek, 1912)
Poeciliopsis viriosa Miller, 1960 Chubby livebearer
Poropanchax brichardi (Poll, 1971) Brichard's lampeye
Poropanchax luxophthalmus (Brüning, 1929)
Poropanchax myersi (Poll, 1952) Hummingbird lampeye
Poropanchax normani (Ahl, 1928) Norman's lampeye
Poropanchax rancureli (Daget, 1965) Rancurel's lampeye
Poropanchax stigmatopygus Wildekamp & Malumbres, 2004
Priapella bonita (Meek, 1904) Graceful priapella
Priapella chamulae Schartl, Meyer & Wilde, 2006
Priapella compressa Álvarez, 1948 Palenque priapella
Priapella intermedia Álvarez & Carranza, 1952 Isthmian priapella
Priapella lacandonae Meyer, Schories & Schartl, 2011
Priapella olmecae Meyer & Espinosa Pérez, 1990 Olmec priapella
Priapichthys annectens (Regan, 1907)
Priapichthys caliensis (Eigenmann & Henn, 1916)
Priapichthys chocoensis (Henn, 1916)
Priapichthys darienensis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
Priapichthys nigroventralis (Eigenmann & Henn, 1912)
Priapichthys panamensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1916
Priapichthys puetzi Meyer & Etzel, 1996
Procatopus aberrans Ahl, 1927 Bluegreen lampeye
Procatopus nototaenia Boulenger, 1904 Large finned lampeye
Procatopus similis Ahl, 1927 Variable lampeye
Pseudopoecilia austrocolumbiana Radda, 1987
Pseudopoecilia festae (Boulenger, 1898)
Pseudopoecilia fria (Eigenmann & Henn, 1914)
Pseudoxiphophorus anzuetoi (Rosen & Bailey, 1979)
Pseudoxiphophorus bimaculatus (Heckel, 1848) Twospot livebearer
Pseudoxiphophorus cataractae (Rosen, 1979)
Pseudoxiphophorus diremptus (Rosen, 1979)
Pseudoxiphophorus jonesii (Günther, 1874) Barred killifish
Pseudoxiphophorus litoperas (Rosen & Bailey, 1979)
Pseudoxiphophorus obliquus (Rosen, 1979)
Quintana atrizona Hubbs, 1934 Barred topminnow
Rhexipanchax kabae (Daget, 1962)
Rhexipanchax lamberti (Daget, 1962) Lambert's lampeye
Rhexipanchax nimbaensis (Daget, 1948) Mt. Nimba lampeye
Rhexipanchax schioetzi (Scheel, 1968) Schiötz' lampeye
Scolichthys greenwayi Rosen, 1967
Scolichthys iota Rosen, 1967
Tomeurus gracilis Eigenmann, 1909
Xenodexia ctenolepis Hubbs, 1950 Grijalva studfish
Xenophallus umbratilis (Meek, 1912)
Xiphophorus alvarezi Rosen, 1960 Chiapas swordtail
Xiphophorus andersi Meyer & Schartl, 1980 Spiketail platyfish
Xiphophorus birchmanni Lechner & Radda, 1987 Sheepshead swordtail
Xiphophorus clemenciae Álvarez, 1959 Yellow swordtail
Xiphophorus continens Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot, 1990 Short-sword platyfish
Xiphophorus cortezi Rosen, 1960 Delicate swordtail
Xiphophorus couchianus (Girard, 1859) Monterrey platyfish
Xiphophorus evelynae Rosen, 1960 Puebla platyfish
Xiphophorus gordoni Miller & Minckley, 1963 Northern platyfish
Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel, 1848 Green swordtail
Xiphophorus kallmani Meyer & Schartl, 2003
Xiphophorus kosszanderi Meyer & Wischnath, 1981
Xiphophorus maculatus (Günther, 1866) Southern platyfish
Xiphophorus malinche Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot, 1990 Highland swordtail
Xiphophorus mayae Meyer & Schartl, 2002
Xiphophorus meyeri Schartl & Schröder, 1988 Marbled swordtail
Xiphophorus milleri Rosen, 1960 Catemaco platyfish
Xiphophorus mixei Kallman, Walter, Morizot & Kazianis, 2004 Mixe swordtail
Xiphophorus montezumae Jordan & Snyder, 1899 Montezuma swordtail
Xiphophorus monticolus Kallman, Walter, Morizot & Kazianis, 2004 Southern mountain swordtail
Xiphophorus multilineatus Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot, 1990
Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot, 1990 Mountain swordatail
Xiphophorus nigrensis Rosen, 1960 Panuco swordtail
Xiphophorus pygmaeus Hubbs & Gordon, 1943 Pygmy swordtail
Xiphophorus roseni Meyer & Wischnath, 1981
Xiphophorus signum Rosen & Kallman, 1969
Xiphophorus variatus (Meek, 1904) Variable platyfish
Xiphophorus xiphidium (Gordon, 1932) Swordtail platyfish
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