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

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Poecilia boesemani
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Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Poecilia butleri
[Pacific molly]



Central America
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Poecilia catemaconis Miller, 1975

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia catemaconis
[Catemaco molly]



Central and South America
Max. Length 6 cm NG
Poecilia caucana (Steindachner, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Poecilia caucana
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Poecilia caudofasciata
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Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Poecilia chica
[Dwarf molly]
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Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Poecilia dauli
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Poecilia dominicensis
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Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Poecilia elegans
[Elegant molly]



North America
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Poecilia formosa (Girard, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia formosa
[Amazon molly]



Central and South America
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Poecilia gillii (Kner, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Molina, A.
 
Poecilia gillii
[]
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Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Poecilia hispaniolana
[Hispaniola molly]
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Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Poecilia hondurensis
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Poecilia kempkesi
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Poecilia koperi
[]



Central America

Poecilia kykesis Poeser, 2002

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia kykesis
[]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821)

Photo by Photo by Mensch, R.
 
Poecilia latipinna
[Sailfin molly]



North and Central America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Poecilia latipunctata Meek, 1904

Photo by Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Poecilia latipunctata
[Broadspotted molly]
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Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Poecilia marcellinoi
[]



Central America
Max. Length 11 cm
Poecilia maylandi Meyer, 1983

Photo by Photo by Coletti, T.
 
Poecilia maylandi
[Balsas molly]
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Poecilia mechthildae
[]



North and Central America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Poecilia mexicana Steindachner, 1863

Photo by Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poecilia mexicana
[Shortfin molly]
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Poecilia nicholsi
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Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Poecilia obscura
[]



Central America
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Poecilia orri Fowler, 1943

Photo by Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Poecilia orri
[Mangrove molly]



South America
Max. Length 5 cm
Poecilia parae Eigenmann, 1894

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia parae
[]
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Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Poecilia petenensis
[Peten molly]



South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia reticulata
[Guppy]
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Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Poecilia rositae
[]



Central America

Poecilia salvatoris Regan, 1907

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Poecilia salvatoris
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Poecilia sarrafae
[]



Central and South America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Poecilia sphenops Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Poecilia sphenops
[Molly]
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Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Poecilia sulphuraria
[Sulphur molly]
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Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Poecilia teresae
[Mountain molly]
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Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Poecilia vandepolli
[]



Central America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Poecilia velifera (Regan, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Marshall, P.
 
Poecilia velifera
[Sail-fin molly]



America
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Poecilia vivipara Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Poecilia vivipara
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Poecilia waiapi
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Poecilia wandae
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South America
Max. Length 2 cm SL
Poecilia wingei Poeser, Kempkes & Isbrücker, 2005

Photo by Photo by Arbuatti, A.
 
Poecilia wingei
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Poecilia boesemani Central America 2003
Poecilia butleri Pacific molly Central America 8 TL 1889
Poecilia catemaconis Catemaco molly Central America 10.5 TL 1975
Poecilia caucana Central and South America 6 NG 1880
Poecilia caudofasciata Central America 1913
Poecilia chica Dwarf molly North America 5 TL 1975
Poecilia dauli South America 1.9 SL 2000
Poecilia dominicensis Central America 1906
Poecilia elegans Elegant molly Central America 4.6 SL 1948
Poecilia formosa Amazon molly North America 9.6 TL 1859
Poecilia gillii Central and South America 10.5 TL 1863
Poecilia hispaniolana Hispaniola molly Central America 5.9 SL 1978
Poecilia hondurensis Central America 6.3 SL 2011
Poecilia kempkesi South America 2013
Poecilia koperi South America 2003
Poecilia kykesis Central America 2002
Poecilia latipinna Sailfin molly North America 15 TL 1821
Poecilia latipunctata Broadspotted molly North and Central America 6 TL 1904
Poecilia marcellinoi Central America 6.3 SL 1995
Poecilia maylandi Balsas molly Central America 11 1983
Poecilia mechthildae South America 2002
Poecilia mexicana Shortfin molly North and Central America 11 SL 1863
Poecilia nicholsi Central America 1931
Poecilia obscura Western Trinidad, Oropuch 1.5 SL 2009
Poecilia orri Mangrove molly Central America 5.6 SL 1943
Poecilia parae South America 5 1894
Poecilia petenensis Peten molly Central America 12 TL 1866
Poecilia reticulata Guppy South America 6 SL 1859
Poecilia rositae Central America 5.0 SL 2004
Poecilia salvatoris Central America 1907
Poecilia sarrafae South America 2011
Poecilia sphenops Molly Central and South America 7.5 SL 1846
Poecilia sulphuraria Sulphur molly Central America 5 TL 1948
Poecilia teresae Mountain molly Central America 5.0 SL 1990
Poecilia vandepolli Central America 4.5 TL 1887
Poecilia velifera Sail-fin molly Central America 15 TL 1914
Poecilia vivipara America 7.8 TL 1801
Poecilia waiapi South America 2012
Poecilia wandae South America 2003
Poecilia wingei South America 2 SL 2005



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