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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Poeciliidae Poeciliids
Subfamily: Poeciliinae
Genus: Gambusia

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North and Central America
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Gambusia affinis
[Mosquitofish]



North America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Gambusia alvarezi Hubbs & Springer, 1957

Photo by Photo by Dibble, I.
 
Gambusia alvarezi
[Yellowfin gambusia]



North America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Gambusia amistadensis Peden, 1973

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Gambusia amistadensis
[Amistad gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm

 
Gambusia atrora
[Blackfin gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm

 
Gambusia aurata
[Golden gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Gambusia baracoana
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Gambusia beebei
[Miragoane gambusia]
No picture found


 
Gambusia bucheri
[]



North America
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Gambusia clarkhubbsi Garrett & Edwards, 2003

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Gambusia clarkhubbsi
[San Felipe gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm

 
Gambusia dominicensis
[Dominican gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm

 
Gambusia echeagarayi
[Maya gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Gambusia eurystoma
[Widemouth gambusia]



North America
Max. Length 5.4 cm TL
Gambusia gaigei Hubbs, 1929

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Gambusia gaigei
[Big Bend gambusia]



North America
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL
Gambusia geiseri Hubbs & Hubbs, 1957

Photo by Photo by Allen, Jr., W.
 
Gambusia geiseri
[Largespring gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Gambusia georgei
[San Marcos gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.4 cm TL

 
Gambusia heterochir
[Clear Creek gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Gambusia hispaniolae
[Hispaniolan gambusia]



Introduced worldwide in t
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Gambusia holbrooki Girard, 1859

Photo by Photo by Delgado Saez, J.A.
 
Gambusia holbrooki
[Eastern mosquitofish]



North America
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Gambusia hurtadoi Hubbs & Springer, 1957

Photo by Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.
 
Gambusia hurtadoi
[Crescent gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm

 
Gambusia krumholzi
[Spotfin gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm

 
Gambusia lemaitrei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Gambusia longispinis
[Cuatrocienegas gambusia]



Central America
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Gambusia luma Rosen & Bailey, 1963

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Gambusia luma
[Sleek mosquitofish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Gambusia manni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Gambusia marshi
[Robust gambusia]



Central America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Gambusia melapleura (Gosse, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Gambusia melapleura
[Striped gambusia]
No picture found


 
Gambusia monticola
[]
No picture found


 
Gambusia myersi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Gambusia nicaraguensis
[Nicaraguan mosquitofish]



North America
Max. Length 4.8 cm TL
Gambusia nobilis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Gambusia nobilis
[Pecos gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm

 
Gambusia panuco
[Panuco gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Gambusia pseudopunctata
[Tiburon Peninsula gambusia]



Central America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Gambusia punctata Poey, 1854

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Gambusia punctata
[Cuban gambusia]



Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Gambusia puncticulata Poey, 1854

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Gambusia puncticulata
[Caribbean gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Gambusia quadruncus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm

 
Gambusia regani
[Forlon gambusia]



North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gambusia rhizophorae Rivas, 1969

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Gambusia rhizophorae
[Mangrove gambusia]



North America
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Gambusia senilis Girard, 1859

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Gambusia senilis
[Blotched gambusia]



North America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Gambusia sexradiata Hubbs, 1936

Photo by Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Gambusia sexradiata
[Teardrop mosquito]



North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gambusia speciosa Girard, 1859

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Gambusia speciosa
[Tex-Mex gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm

 
Gambusia vittata
[Gulf gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Gambusia wrayi
[Wray's gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Gambusia xanthosoma
[Cayman gambusia]



Central America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Gambusia yucatana Regan, 1914

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Gambusia yucatana
[Yucatan gambusia]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Gambusia zarskei
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45 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish North and Central America 7 TL 1853
Gambusia alvarezi Yellowfin gambusia North America 4 TL 1957
Gambusia amistadensis Amistad gambusia North America 3.5 SL 1973
Gambusia atrora Blackfin gambusia Central America 4 1963
Gambusia aurata Golden gambusia Central America 4 1970
Gambusia baracoana Central America 3.5 1944
Gambusia beebei Miragoane gambusia Central America 5.9 SL 1935
Gambusia bucheri Central America 1944
Gambusia clarkhubbsi San Felipe gambusia North America 5.8 SL 2003
Gambusia dominicensis Dominican gambusia Central America 6 1913
Gambusia echeagarayi Maya gambusia Central America 3.5 1952
Gambusia eurystoma Widemouth gambusia Central America 3.5 TL 1975
Gambusia gaigei Big Bend gambusia North America 5.4 TL 1929
Gambusia geiseri Largespring gambusia North America 4.4 TL 1957
Gambusia georgei San Marcos gambusia North America 4 SL 1969
Gambusia heterochir Clear Creek gambusia North America 5.4 TL 1957
Gambusia hispaniolae Hispaniolan gambusia Central America 5.2 SL 1971
Gambusia holbrooki Eastern mosquitofish Introduced worldwide in t 8 TL 1859
Gambusia hurtadoi Crescent gambusia North America 3.5 TL 1957
Gambusia krumholzi Spotfin gambusia Central America 6 1963
Gambusia lemaitrei South America 4 1950
Gambusia longispinis Cuatrocienegas gambusia North America 5 TL 1962
Gambusia luma Sleek mosquitofish Central America 4.2 SL 1963
Gambusia manni Central America 6.5 TL 1927
Gambusia marshi Robust gambusia North America 2.4 SL 1962
Gambusia melapleura Striped gambusia Central America 5.9 SL 1851
Gambusia monticola Central America 1971
Gambusia myersi North America 1925
Gambusia nicaraguensis Nicaraguan mosquitofish Central America 4.1 SL 1866
Gambusia nobilis Pecos gambusia North America 4.8 TL 1853
Gambusia panuco Panuco gambusia Central America 5.5 1926
Gambusia pseudopunctata Tiburon Peninsula gambusia Central America 5.5 SL 1969
Gambusia punctata Cuban gambusia Central America 7 SL 1854
Gambusia puncticulata Caribbean gambusia Central America 5.5 SL 1854
Gambusia quadruncus Central America 2.8 SL 2012
Gambusia regani Forlon gambusia Central America 4.5 1926
Gambusia rhizophorae Mangrove gambusia North America 5 TL 1969
Gambusia senilis Blotched gambusia North America 5.5 TL 1859
Gambusia sexradiata Teardrop mosquito North America 3.5 SL 1936
Gambusia speciosa Tex-Mex gambusia North America 5 TL 1859
Gambusia vittata Gulf gambusia Central America 6 1926
Gambusia wrayi Wray's gambusia Central America 5.6 SL 1913
Gambusia xanthosoma Cayman gambusia Central America 3.6 SL 1983
Gambusia yucatana Yucatan gambusia Central America 8 TL 1914
Gambusia zarskei North America 2.9 SL 2010



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