Girardinus falcatus (Eigenmann, 1903)
Goldbelly topminnow
photo by Slaboch, R.

Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Poeciliinae
Max. size:  3.7 cm SL (male/unsexed); 8.5 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  Central America: Cuba.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in ponds, lakes and lowland streams (2-150, usually less than 30, m elevation). Prefers stagnant water over muddy substrate with abundant aquatic vegetation. Feeds on diatoms, algae, leaves of aquatic plants, detritus and insect larvae.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 April 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.10.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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