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

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Central America
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Limia caymanensis Rivas & Fink, 1970

Photo by Photo by Karma Farm Aquatics
 
Limia caymanensis
[Grand Cayman limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Limia dominicensis
[Tiburon Peninsula limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Limia fuscomaculata
[Blotched limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Limia garnieri
[Garnier's limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Limia grossidens
[Largetooth limia]



South America
Max. Length 4 cm
Limia heterandria Regan, 1913

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia heterandria
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Limia immaculata
[Plain limia]



Central America
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Limia melanogaster (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia melanogaster
[Blackbelly limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Limia melanonotata
[Blackbanded limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Limia miragoanensis
[Miragoane limia]



Central America
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Limia nigrofasciata Regan, 1913

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia nigrofasciata
[Blackbarred limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Limia ornata
[Ornate limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Limia pauciradiata
[Few-rayed limia]



Central America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Limia perugiae (Evermann & Clark, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia perugiae
[Perugia's limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Limia rivasi
[Rivas's limia]



Central America
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Limia sulphurophila Rivas, 1980

Photo by Photo by Coletti, T.
 
Limia sulphurophila
[Sulfur limia]



Central America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Limia tridens (Hilgendorf, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Limia tridens
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Limia versicolor
[Varicolored limia]



Central America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Limia vittata (Guichenot, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Limia vittata
[Cuban limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Limia yaguajali
[Yaguajal limia]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Limia zonata
[Striped limia]



21 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Limia caymanensis Grand Cayman limia Central America 3.2 SL 1970
Limia dominicensis Tiburon Peninsula limia Central America 2.7 SL 1846
Limia fuscomaculata Blotched limia Central America 3.9 SL 1980
Limia garnieri Garnier's limia Central America 2.9 SL 1980
Limia grossidens Largetooth limia Central America 4.0 SL 1980
Limia heterandria South America 4 1913
Limia immaculata Plain limia Central America 3.8 SL 1980
Limia melanogaster Blackbelly limia Central America 5 SL 1866
Limia melanonotata Blackbanded limia Central America 6 SL 1923
Limia miragoanensis Miragoane limia Central America 4.0 SL 1980
Limia nigrofasciata Blackbarred limia Central America 5.2 SL 1913
Limia ornata Ornate limia Central America 4.5 SL 1913
Limia pauciradiata Few-rayed limia Central America 5.2 SL 1980
Limia perugiae Perugia's limia Central America 10 TL 1906
Limia rivasi Rivas's limia Central America 3.1 SL 1983
Limia sulphurophila Sulfur limia Central America 4.3 SL 1980
Limia tridens Central America 4 TL 1889
Limia versicolor Varicolored limia Central America 4.5 SL 1866
Limia vittata Cuban limia Central America 10 TL 1853
Limia yaguajali Yaguajal limia Central America 5.1 SL 1980
Limia zonata Striped limia Central America 3.2 SL 1915



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