Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs usually in large schools over a variety of bottom types. Young hide in vegetation.
  • Lee, D.S., S.P. Platania and G.H. Burgess 1983 Atlas of North American freshwater fishes, 1983 supplement. Occasional Papers of the North Carolina Biological Survey no. 1983-6. North Carolina State Museum of Natural History, Raleigh, N.C. 67 p. (Ref. 13498)
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Distribution

Central America: Haiti.
  • Burgess, G.H. and R. Franz 1989 Zoogeography of the Antillean freshwater fish fauna. p. 236-304. In C.A. Woods (ed.) Biogeography of the West Indies: past, present, and future. (Ref. 27158)
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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)
  • Lee, D.S., S.P. Platania and G.H. Burgess 1983 Atlas of North American freshwater fishes, 1983 supplement. Occasional Papers of the North Carolina Biological Survey no. 1983-6. North Carolina State Museum of Natural History, Raleigh, N.C. 67 p. (Ref. 13498)
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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
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Wikipedia

Humpbacked limia

The Black-barred Limia or humpbacked 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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