Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs usually in large schools over a variety of bottom types. Young hide in vegetation.
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Distribution

Central America: Haiti.
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Haiti.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 60 mm SL
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Max. size

5.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13498)); 5.1 cm SL (female)
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Type Information

Paratype for Limia arnoldi
Catalog Number: USNM 151462
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Arnold
Locality: Haiti: Miragoane, Hispaniola, Haiti, Greater Antilles, North America
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; non-migratory; freshwater; pH range: 7.0 - 8.0; dH range: 9 - 19
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Produces 20-30 young.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Humpbacked limia

The humpbacked limia or black-barred limia (Limia nigrofasciata) is a species of poeciliid endemic to Haiti. This species grows to a length of 5.2 centimetres (2.0 in) SL. It is also found in the aquarium trade.

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