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Poecilia gillii  (Kner, 1863)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Poecilia: Greek, poikilos = with a lot of colours (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.2 - 7.8; dH range: 10 - 30.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468)

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Central and South America: Atlantic drainage from Guatemala to the Río Térraba, Costa Rica. Río Grande, Coclé Province to the Río Bayano, Panama.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36880); 10.5 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in waters of all current velocities, but are more abundant in slack waters. Very large individuals (up to 105 cm) are found in brackish water, while smaller individuals occur in brooks to an elevation of 1220 m. Inhabit swamps, brooks and in shallow waters of large rivers, generally found near the substratum browsing on detritus, ooze and filamentous algae, reproduces throughout the year, but with a peak in juvenile abundance in August (Ref. 36880).

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Rodriguez, C.M., 1997. Phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Poeciliini (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae). Copeia 1997(4):663-679. (Ref. 26855)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00420 - 0.02171), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .