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

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40 species (see list below)

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Central America

 
Poecilia boesemani
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Poecilia butleri
[Pacific molly]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Poecilia catemaconis Miller, 1975

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia catemaconis
[Catemaco molly]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

Central and South America
Max. Length 6 cm NG
Poecilia caucana (Steindachner, 1880)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Poecilia caucana
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poecilia caudofasciata
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Poecilia chica
[Dwarf molly]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Poecilia dauli
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poecilia dominicensis
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Poecilia elegans
[Elegant molly]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

North America
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Poecilia formosa (Girard, 1859)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia formosa
[Amazon molly]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central and South America
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Poecilia gillii (Kner, 1863)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Poecilia gillii
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Poecilia hispaniolana
[Hispaniola molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Poecilia hondurensis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia kempkesi
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia koperi
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America

Poecilia kykesis Poeser, 2002

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia kykesis
[]

Photo by Mensch, R.

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821)

Photo by Mensch, R.
 
Poecilia latipinna
[Sailfin molly]

Photo by Nilsson, K.

North and Central America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Poecilia latipunctata Meek, 1904

Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Poecilia latipunctata
[Broadspotted molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Poecilia marcellinoi
[]

Photo by Coletti, T.

Central America
Max. Length 11 cm
Poecilia maylandi Meyer, 1983

Photo by Coletti, T.
 
Poecilia maylandi
[Balsas molly]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia mechthildae
[]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

North and Central America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Poecilia mexicana Steindachner, 1863

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poecilia mexicana
[Shortfin molly]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poecilia nicholsi
[]
No picture found
Western Trinidad, Oropuch
Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Poecilia obscura
[]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Central America
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Poecilia orri Fowler, 1943

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poecilia orri
[Mangrove molly]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

South America
Max. Length 5 cm
Poecilia parae Eigenmann, 1894

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia parae
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Poecilia petenensis
[Peten molly]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia reticulata
[Guppy]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Poecilia rositae
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America

Poecilia salvatoris Regan, 1907

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia salvatoris
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia sarrafae
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

Central and South America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Poecilia sphenops Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia sphenops
[Molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Poecilia sulphuraria
[Sulphur molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Poecilia teresae
[Mountain molly]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Poecilia vandepolli
[]

Photo by Marshall, P.

Central America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Poecilia velifera (Regan, 1914)

Photo by Marshall, P.
 
Poecilia velifera
[Sail-fin molly]

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.

South America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Poecilia vivipara Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Poecilia vivipara
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia waiapi
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Poecilia wandae
[]

Photo by Arbuatti, A.

South America
Max. Length 2 cm SL
Poecilia wingei Poeser, Kempkes & Isbrücker, 2005

Photo by Arbuatti, A.
 
Poecilia wingei
[]
40 Species of Family Poeciliidae with Genus Poecilia
(Poeciliids)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2003 Poecilia boesemani Central America
1889 Poecilia butleri Pacific molly Central America 8 TL
1975 Poecilia catemaconis Catemaco molly Central America 10.5 TL
1880 Poecilia caucana Central and South America 6 NG
1913 Poecilia caudofasciata Central America
1975 Poecilia chica Dwarf molly North America 5 TL
2000 Poecilia dauli South America 1.9 SL
1906 Poecilia dominicensis Central America
1948 Poecilia elegans Elegant molly Central America 4.6 SL
1859 Poecilia formosa Amazon molly North America 9.6 TL
1863 Poecilia gillii Central and South America 10.5 TL
1978 Poecilia hispaniolana Hispaniola molly Central America 5.9 SL
2011 Poecilia hondurensis Central America 6.3 SL
2013 Poecilia kempkesi South America
2003 Poecilia koperi South America
2002 Poecilia kykesis Central America
1821 Poecilia latipinna Sailfin molly North America 15 TL
1904 Poecilia latipunctata Broadspotted molly North and Central America 6 TL
1995 Poecilia marcellinoi Central America 6.3 SL
1983 Poecilia maylandi Balsas molly Central America 11
2002 Poecilia mechthildae South America
1863 Poecilia mexicana Shortfin molly North and Central America 11 SL
1931 Poecilia nicholsi Central America
2009 Poecilia obscura Western Trinidad, Oropuch 1.5 SL
1943 Poecilia orri Mangrove molly Central America 5.6 SL
1894 Poecilia parae South America 5
1866 Poecilia petenensis Peten molly Central America 12 TL
1859 Poecilia reticulata Guppy South America 6 SL
2004 Poecilia rositae Central America 5.0 SL
1907 Poecilia salvatoris Central America
2011 Poecilia sarrafae South America
1846 Poecilia sphenops Molly Central and South America 6 TL
1948 Poecilia sulphuraria Sulphur molly Central America 5 TL
1990 Poecilia teresae Mountain molly Central America 5.0 SL
1887 Poecilia vandepolli Central America 4.5 TL
1914 Poecilia velifera Sail-fin molly Central America 15 TL
1801 Poecilia vivipara South America 5 TL
2012 Poecilia waiapi South America
2003 Poecilia wandae South America
2005 Poecilia wingei South America 2 SL



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