Freshly collected male
Poecilia petenensis freshly collected male from a pond by the Carrizales River, Grijalva drainage, west side of Villa Hermosa [Tabasco]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (06-May-2011). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Poecilia petenensis (Günther, 1866)

Peten molly; Topote lacandón.

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Original description as Mollienesia petenensis:


  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1866. "Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, Esocidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae, in the collection of the British Museum". Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. 6:1-368 (ffm04521)

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Conservation: Poecilia petenensis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2020).