Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Usually found in springs entering large brackish and salt water lakes.
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Distribution

Central America: Haiti and Dominican Republic.
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Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 29.8 mm SL
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Max. size

3.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13498)); 5.18 cm SL (female)
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Type Information

Paratype for Gambusia hispaniolae Fink
Catalog Number: USNM 204867
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerin with Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): L. Rivas, L. Bonnefil & S. Lin
Year Collected: 1951
Locality: Haiti, Source Trou-Caiman, Cul De Sac Plain, Dept. De L'Quest, Hispaniola, Haiti, Greater Antilles, North America
  • Paratype: Fink, W. L. 1971. Publication of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum. 2: 57-61.
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Allotype for Gambusia hispaniolae Fink
Catalog Number: USNM 204866
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Rivas, L. Bonnefil & S. Lin
Year Collected: 1951
Locality: Haiti, Source Trou-Caiman, Cul De Sac Plain, Dept. De L'Quest, Hispaniola, Haiti, Greater Antilles, North America
  • Allotype: Fink, W. L. 1971. Publication of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum. 2: 57-61.
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Holotype for Gambusia hispaniolae Fink
Catalog Number: USNM 204865
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Rivas, L. Bonnefil & S. Lin
Year Collected: 1951
Locality: Haiti, Source Trou-Caiman, Cul De Sac Plain, Dept. De L'Quest, Hispaniola, Haiti, Greater Antilles, North America
  • Holotype: Fink, W. L. 1971. Publication of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum. 2: 57-61.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; non-migratory; freshwater; pH range: 7.0 - 8.0; dH range: 10 - 30
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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