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Scientific Name Poecilia reticulata  Peters, 1859
Common Names Guppy
Barbados Millions, Guppy (Germany), Million Fish, Mosquito Fish
Type Locality Guayre River, Caracas, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Girardinus guppii
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Venezuela, Barbados, Trinidad, northern Brazil and the Guyanas. Widely introduced and established elsewhere, mainly for mosquito control, but had rare to non-existing effects on mosquitoes, and negative to perhaps neutral effects on native fishes. Africa: Feral populations reported from the coastal reaches of Natal rivers from Durban southwards, as well as in the Kuruman Eye and Lake Otjikoto in Namibia. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, North East Brazil Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Venezuela Caribbean Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Trinidad rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Breeding Livebearers with internal fertilisation and mother carrying the babies until they are ready to be released as little copies of the parents.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preuss[ischen] Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1859, pp 412.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 27 15:04 (species record created: 2011 Apr 14 05:48)