Male in the Mante River
Poecilia latipunctata adult male in dominant coloration in the Mante River at the Mante Spring, Pánuco drainage [Tamaulipas]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (15-Apr-2007). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Poecilia latipunctata Meek, 1904

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Original description as Poecilia latipunctata:


  • Meek, Seth Eugene. 1904. "The fresh-water fishes of Mexico north of the isthmus of Tehuantepec". Field Columbian Museum Publication. 1-252 (ffm00159)

Conservation: Poecilia latipunctata is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018). The total population size of P. latipunctata and the population trend are unknown. Pervasive threats include habitat fragmentation and degradation resulting from regional agricultural practices. However, the extent of range loss has not been documented (Lyons & Gonzales, 2019).