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Gambusia  Poey, 1854
Taxonomic Serial No.: 165877

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Heterophallus Regan, 1914
  Common Name(s): topminnmows [English]
    gambusias [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderCyprinodontiformes Berg, 1940 – cyprinodonts, cyprinodontiforms, cyprinodontes, killifishes  
                               SuborderCyprinodontoidei  – cyprinodontoids  
                                  FamilyPoeciliidae Garman, 1895 – livebearers, topminnows, poecilies, topotes y espadas, poeciliids, livebearing toothcarps  
                                     SubfamilyPoeciliinae Garman, 1895 – livebearers  
                                        GenusGambusia Poey, 1854 – topminnmows, gambusias  
    Direct Children:  
                                           SpeciesGambusia affinis (Baird and Girard, 1853) – mosquitofish, western mosquitofish, guayacón mosquito 
                                           SpeciesGambusia alvarezi Hubbs and Springer, 1957 – guayacón de San Gregorio, yellowfin gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia amistadensis Peden, 1973 – Amistad gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia atrora Rosen and Bailey, 1963 – blackfin gambusia, guayacón de San Luis 
                                           SpeciesGambusia aurata Miller and Minckley, 1970 – golden gambusia, guayacón dorado 
                                           SpeciesGambusia beebei Myers, 1935  
                                           SpeciesGambusia bucheri Rivas, 1944  
                                           SpeciesGambusia caymanensis Regan, 1913  
                                           SpeciesGambusia clarkhubbsi Garrett and Edwards, 2003 – San Felipe gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia dominicensis Regan, 1913 – domingo gambusia, domingo gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia echeagarayi (Alvarez, 1952)  
                                           SpeciesGambusia eurystoma Miller, 1975 – guayacón del Azufre, widemouth gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia gaigei Hubbs, 1929 – Big Bend gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia geiseri Hubbs and Hubbs in Hubbs and Springer, 1957 – largespring gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia georgei Hubbs and Peden, 1969 – San Marcos gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia heterochir Hubbs, 1957 – Clear Creek gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia hispaniolae Fink, 1971  
                                           SpeciesGambusia hurtadoi Hubbs and Springer, 1957 – crescent gambusia, guayacón de Hacienda de Dolores 
                                           SpeciesGambusia krumholzi Minckley, 1963 – guayacón del Nava, spotfin gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia lemaitrei Fowler, 1950  
                                           SpeciesGambusia longispinis Minckley, 1962 – Cuatro Cienegas gambusia, guayacón de Cuatro Ciénegas 
                                           SpeciesGambusia luma Rosen and Bailey, 1963  
                                           SpeciesGambusia manni Hubbs, 1927 – bahama gambusia, Bahama gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia marshi Minckley and Craddock in Minckley, 1962 – guayacón de Nadadores, robust gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia melapleura (Gosse, 1851)  
                                           SpeciesGambusia monticola Rivas, 1971  
                                           SpeciesGambusia myersi Ahl, 1925  
                                           SpeciesGambusia nicaraguensis Günther, 1866 – Nicaraguan mosquitofish 
                                           SpeciesGambusia nobilis (Baird and Girard, 1853) – Pecos gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia panuco Hubbs, 1926 – guayacón del Pánuco, Panuco gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia pseudopunctata Rivas, 1969  
                                           SpeciesGambusia punctata Poey, 1854 – blue gambusia, spotted gambusia, blue gambusia, Cuban gambusia, gambusia cubana, spotted gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia puncticulata Poey, 1854 – Caribbean gambusia, gambusia caribeña 
                                           SpeciesGambusia rachowi (Regan, 1914)  
                                           SpeciesGambusia regani Hubbs, 1926 – Forlon gambusia, guayacón del Forlón 
                                           SpeciesGambusia rhizophorae Rivas, 1969 – mangrove gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia senilis Girard, 1859 – blotched gambusia, guayacón del Bravo 
                                           SpeciesGambusia sexradiata Hubbs, 1936 – guayacón del sureste, stippled gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia speciosa Girard, 1859 – southwestern mosquitofish, guayacón de Nuevo León, Tex-Mex gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia vittata Hubbs, 1926 – guayacón de Victoria, Gulf gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia wrayi Regan, 1913 – jamaica gambusia, Jamaica gambusia 
                                           SpeciesGambusia xanthosoma Greenfield, 1983  
                                           SpeciesGambusia yucatana Regan, 1914 – yucatan gambusia, guayacón yucateco, Yucatan gambusia 

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes   
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Gambusia    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Gambusia   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Gambusia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes   
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Gambusia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.   
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Gambusia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Gambusia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ghedotti, Michael J.   
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of the poecilioid fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 130, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-53   
  Publisher: The Linnean Society of London   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  Reference for: Gambusia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Gambusia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Gambusia   

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