Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits slowly flowing and standing waters rich in vegetation and with shallow areas.
  • Lucinda, P.H.F. 2003 Poeciliidae (Livebearers). p. 555-581. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brazil. (Ref. 50894)
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Distribution

Central America: Mexico.
  • Wischnath, L. 1993 Atlas of livebearers of the world. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., United States of America. 336 p. (Ref. 26130)
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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)
  • Lucinda, P.H.F. 2003 Poeciliidae (Livebearers). p. 555-581. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brazil. (Ref. 50894)
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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.
  • Wischnath, L. 1993 Atlas of livebearers of the world. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., United States of America. 336 p. (Ref. 26130)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Gambusia aurata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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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
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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