Male courting female
Male of Poecilia butleri courting a female at Camichin de Jauja, Santiago drainage [Nayarit]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (14-May-2022). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Poecilia butleri Jordan, 1889

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Original description as Poecilia butleri:


  • Jordan, David Starr. 1888. "List of fishes collected by Alphonse Ferrer about Mazatlan, with descriptions of two new species - Heros beani and Poecilia butleri". Proceeding of the United States National Museum. 11(719):332-333 (ffm00330)

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Conservation: Poecilia butleri is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).