Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits lakes, drainage ditches and mangrove areas, all with connections to the sea. Feeds on mosquito larvae (Ref. 5521).
  • 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: known only from the Bahamas.
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Bahamas.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 65 mm ---
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Max. size

6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5521))
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Type Information

Paratype for Gambusia manni
Catalog Number: USNM 88500
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Howies
Year Collected: 1927
Locality: Bahami Islands, New Providence, New Providence Island, Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Bahamian Archipelago, Atlantic
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; non-migratory; freshwater; brackish
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 2
  Temperature range (°C): 26.770 - 26.770
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.691 - 0.691
  Salinity (PPS): 36.481 - 36.481
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.602 - 4.602
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.051 - 0.051
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.028 - 2.028

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 2
 
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits lakes, drainage ditches and mangrove areas - all with connections to the sea. Feeds on mosquito larvae.
  • 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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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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