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Poecilia  Bloch and Schneider, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 165897

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Lebistes De Filippi, 1861
  Common Name(s): livebearers [English]
    mollies [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  
                   SuperclassOsteichthyes  – bony fishes, poissons osseux, osteíceto, peixe ósseo  
                      ClassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                         SubclassNeopterygii  – neopterygians  
                                  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  
                                              GenusPoecilia Bloch and Schneider, 1801 – livebearers, mollies  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Poecilia boesemani Poeser, 2003  
                                                 Species Poecilia butleri Jordan, 1889 – Pacific molly, topote del Pacífico 
                                                 Species Poecilia catemaconis Miller, 1975 – bicolor molly, topote de Catemaco 
                                                 Species Poecilia caucana (Steindachner, 1880) – south american molly, South American molly 
                                                 Species Poecilia caudofasciata (Regan, 1913)  
                                                 Species Poecilia chica Miller, 1975 – dwarf molly, topote del Purificación 
                                                 Species Poecilia dauli Meyer and Radda, 2000  
                                                 Species Poecilia dominicensis (Evermann and Clark, 1906) – domingo molly, domingo molly 
                                                 Species Poecilia elegans (Trewavas, 1948)  
                                                 Species Poecilia formosa (Girard, 1859) – topote amazona, Amazon molly 
                                                 Species Poecilia gillii (Kner, 1863)  
                                                 Species Poecilia hispaniolana Rivas, 1978  
                                                 Species Poecilia koperi Poeser, 2003  
                                                 Species Poecilia kykesis Poeser, 2002  
                                                 Species Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821) – sailfin molly, topote velo negro 
                                                 Species Poecilia latipunctata Meek, 1904 – Tamesi molly, topote del Tamesí 
                                                 Species Poecilia marcellinoi Poeser, 1995  
                                                 Species Poecilia maylandi Meyer, 1983 – Balsas molly, topote del Balsas 
                                                 Species Poecilia mechthildae Meyer, Etzel and Bork, 2002  
                                                 Species Poecilia mexicana Steindachner, 1863 – shortfin molly, topote del Atlántico 
                                                 Species Poecilia nicholsi (Myers, 1931)  
                                                 Species Poecilia orri Fowler, 1943 – mangrove molly, topote de manglar 
                                                 Species Poecilia petenensis Günther, 1866 – Peten molly, topote lacandón 
                                                 Species Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859 – gupi, guppy, millions fish, rainbowfish 
                                                 Species Poecilia sphenops Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1846 – black molly, liberty mollly, mollie, molly, pointed-mouth molly, Mexican molly, topote mexicano, liberty molly 
                                                 Species Poecilia sulphuraria (Alvarez, 1948) – sulphur molly, topote de Teapa 
                                                 Species Poecilia teresae Greenfield, 1990  
                                                 Species Poecilia vandepolli van Lidth de Jeude, 1887  
                                                 Species Poecilia velifera (Regan, 1914) – giant sailfin, mexican sailfin molly, Yucatan molly, topote aleta grande, giant sailfin, Mexican sailfin molly 
                                                 Species Poecilia vivipara Bloch and Schneider, 1801  
                                                 Species Poecilia wandae Poeser, 2003  

  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: Poecilia    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Poecilia   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Poecilia   
  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: Poecilia   
  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: Poecilia   
  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: Poecilia   
  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: Poecilia   
  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: Poecilia   
  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: Poecilia   

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