Species under Poecilia
n= 40
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Poecilia boesemani
Poeser, 2003
Central America
Poecilia butleri
Jordan, 1889
Pacific molly Central America 7
Poecilia catemaconis
Miller, 1975
Catemaco molly Central America 8
Poecilia caucana
(Steindachner, 1880)
Central and South America 3
Poecilia caudofasciata
(Regan, 1913)
Central America
Poecilia chica
Miller, 1975
Dwarf molly North America 3
Poecilia dauli
Meyer & Radda, 2000
South America 1.7
Poecilia dominicensis
(Evermann & Clark, 1906)
Central America
Poecilia elegans
(Trewavas, 1948)
Elegant molly Central America 3.6
Poecilia formosa
(Girard, 1859)
Amazon molly North America 9.6
Poecilia gillii
(Kner, 1863)
Central and South America 6
Poecilia hispaniolana
Rivas, 1978
Hispaniola molly Central America 3.6
Poecilia hondurensis
Poeser, 2011
Central America 4.29
Poecilia kempkesi
Poeser, 2013
South America
Poecilia koperi
Poeser, 2003
South America
Poecilia kykesis
Poeser, 2002
Central America
Poecilia latipinna
(Lesueur, 1821)
Sailfin molly North America 15
Poecilia latipunctata
Meek, 1904
Broadspotted molly North and Central America 5
Poecilia marcellinoi
Poeser, 1995
Central America 6.3
Poecilia maylandi
Meyer, 1983
Balsas molly Central America 9.5
Poecilia mechthildae
Meyer, Etzel & Bork, 2002
South America
Poecilia mexicana
Steindachner, 1863
Shortfin molly North and Central America 11
Poecilia nicholsi
(Myers, 1931)
Central America
Poecilia obscura
Schories, Meyer & Schartl, 2009
Western Trinidad, Oropuche River (Ref 1.51
Poecilia orri
Fowler, 1943
Mangrove molly Central America 5.6
Poecilia parae
Eigenmann, 1894
South America 3
Poecilia petenensis
Günther, 1866
Peten molly Central America 8
Poecilia reticulata
Peters, 1859
Guppy South America 5
Poecilia rositae
Meyer, Schneider, Radda, Wilde & Schartl, 2004
Central America 5.02
Poecilia salvatoris
Regan, 1907
Central America
Poecilia sarrafae
Bragança & Costa, 2011
South America
Poecilia sphenops
Valenciennes, 1846
Molly Central and South America 7.5
Poecilia sulphuraria
(Álvarez, 1948)
Sulphur molly Central America 5
Poecilia teresae
Greenfield, 1990
Mountain molly Central America 4.98
Poecilia vandepolli
Van Lidth de Jeude, 1887
Central America 4.5
Poecilia velifera
(Regan, 1914)
Sail-fin molly Central America 15
Poecilia vivipara
Bloch & Schneider, 1801
America 7.8
Poecilia waiapi
Bragança, Costa & Gama, 2012
South America
Poecilia wandae
Poeser, 2003
South America
Poecilia wingei
Poeser, Kempkes & Isbrücker, 2005
South America
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