Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits slowly flowing and standing waters rich in vegetation and with shallow areas.
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Distribution

Central America: Mexico.
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Tamesí River basin, Atlantic Slope of Mexico.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 25 mm ---
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Max. size

3.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 50894)); 4 cm (female)
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Type Information

Paratype for Gambusia aurata Miller & Minckley
Catalog Number: USNM 212231
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Miller & W. Minckley
Year Collected: 1966
Locality: Laternal canal flowing north off the main canal from Rio Mante, about 4 km west of Highway 85 on road at south end of park on south side of Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas, Mexico, North America
  • Paratype: Miller, R. R. & Minckley, W. L. 1970. Southwestern Naturalist. 15 (2): 249-259.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Gestation period lasts about 28 days. Produces 10 to 15, rarely 20, young.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Gambusia aurata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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