Girardinus metallicus Poey, 1854
Metallic livebearer
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Poeciliinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed); 9 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 9 - 19, non-migratory
Distribution:  Central America: Cuba.
Biology:  Inhabits ponds, lakes and streams. Prefers clear, stagnant or very sluggish water. Feeds on diatoms, algae, detritus, insect larvae and aquatic vegetation.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.08.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.12.08
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.02.95

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