Male in display
A male of Poecilia velifera in display at Cenote Xlakah Dizibilchaltun [Yucatán]. Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (04-Dec-2013). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Poecilia velifera (Regan, 1914)

Topote de aleta grande; Yucatán molly.

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Original description as Mollienesia velifera:


  • Regan, Charles Tate. 1914. "Description of a new cyprinodont fish of the genus Mollienisia from Yucatan". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 13(75):338 (ffm00024)

Conservation: Poecilia velifera is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2019).