Male P. mexicana pursing female
A male P. mexicana purses female Poecilia formosa in the sprint El Ojito at Jaumave valley, Guayalejo River, Pánuco drainage [Tamaulipas]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Poeciliidae

Sub-family
Poeciliinae

Genus
Poecilia

Status
valid


Last updated on:
31-Aug-2022

Poecilia formosa (Girard, 1859)


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Original description as Limia formosa:

ZooBank:E66B997A-6920-45A6-8647-E76FC4C0AA62.

Conservation: Poecilia formosa is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2019). Listed as Least Concern given the large range of this species spanning from The Rio Bravo basin southward to Laguna Tampamachoco near Tuxpan, the large number of subpopulations, and the lack of major threats. The trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely relatively stable, or the species may be declining but not fast enough to qualify for any of the threatened categories (NatureServe et al., 2019).