Freshly collected female
Freshly collected female of Poeciliopsis turneri at creek under bridge El Manguito 1 at Casimiro Castillo, Rio Purificación [Jalisco]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (17-May-2022). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Poeciliopsis turneri Miller, 1975

Blackspotted livebearer; Guatopote de la Huerta.

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Original description as Poeciliopsis turneri:


  • Miller, Robert Rush. 1975. "Five new species of Mexican poeciliid fishes of the genera Poecilia, Gambusia, and Poeciliopsis". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (674):1-44 (ffm04575)

Conservation: Poeciliopsis turneri is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018). P. turneri is reported as abundant at some localities. Major pervasive threats are unknown, but there is no evidence of major population decline (Snoeks et al., 2019).