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Poecilia sphenops  Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1846
Taxonomic Serial No.: 165904

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Mollienisia sphenops (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1846)
  Common Name(s): black molly [English]
    liberty mollly [English]
    mollie [English]
    molly [English]
    pointed-mouth molly [English]
    Mexican molly [English]
    topote mexicano [Spanish]
    liberty molly [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                                 SpeciesPoecilia sphenops Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1846 – black molly, liberty mollly, mollie, molly, pointed-mouth molly, Mexican molly, topote mexicano, liberty molly  

  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 sphenops    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Poecilia sphenops   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Poecilia sphenops   
  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 sphenops   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Sixth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 29   
  Page(s): ix + 386   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-61-1, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Lloyd T. Findley, Carter R. Gilbert, Robert N. Lea, and James D. Williams   
  Reference for: Poecilia sphenops, Mexican molly [English], topote mexicano [Spanish]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Parenti, Lynne R. / Carpenter, Kent E., and Volker H. Niem, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Poeciliidae: Livebearing toothcarps   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes: The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific, vol. 4: Bony fishes, part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae)   
  Page(s): 2199-2200   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-5-104301-9, 1020-6868  
  Reference for: Poecilia sphenops   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Riehl, R., and H. A. Baensch  
  Publication Date: 1989   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Aquarium Atlas   
  Page(s): 992   
  Publisher: Hans A. Baensch   
  Publication Place: Melle, Germany   
  ISBN/ISSN: 3-88244-050-3   
  Reference for: Poecilia sphenops, pointed-mouth molly [English]   
  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 sphenops, black molly [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Central Pacific Territories, Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  






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