Pair in Ajal River
A pair of Poeciliopsis gracilis (male in front) in the Ajal River, Coatzacoalcos drainage [Oaxaca]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (14-May-2015). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Poeciliopsis gracilis (Heckel, 1848)

Guatopote jarocho; Porthole livebearer.

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Original description as Xiphophorus gracilis:

  • Heckel, Johann Jakob. 1853. "Eine neue Gattung von Poecilien mit rochenartigem Anklammerungs-Organe". Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin. 1: 289-303 (ffm04582)

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Conservation: Poeciliopsis gracilis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.