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Scientific Name Poecilia sphenops  Valenciennes, 1846
Common Names Short-finned Molly
Black Molly, Liberty Mollie
Type Locality Veracruz, Mexico.
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Size 60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Central and South America: Mexico to Colombia. Often confused with Poecilia mexicana.
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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 Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 18, pp 130, Pl. 525-526, bottom
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Last Update 2013 Nov 13 18:58 (species record created: 2011 Apr 14 05:49)