Poeciliopsis prolifica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae

Scientific Name: Poeciliopsis prolifica Miller, 1960
Common Name(s):
English Blackstripe Livebearer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-05-01
Assessor(s): Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W., Alvarado, J. & Bussing, W.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is only known from Mexico, where is has an extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km² and given that it is restricted to shallow-water estuarine and freshwater habitats, an area of occupancy estimated to be less than 2,000 km². It is threatened by continued habitat degradation from mangrove loss and extensive coastal development throughout its range. It is listed as Near Threatened under Criterion B.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is present in the eastern Gulf of California, from Sonora to Nayarit, and has an extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km², and given its shallow depth and specific habitat requirements, an area of occupancy of less than 2,000 km².
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:2000
Lower depth limit (metres):2
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in freshwater streams, brackish lagoons, and estuaries and soft bottom habitat (mud, sand, gravel, beach, estuary and mangrove). It is found at depths to two m. It is found only in brackish and freshwater environment; it is a non-marine species. The diet consists of detritus, zooplankton and insects.
Systems:Freshwater; Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat loss and degradation from mangrove loss (Jimenez 1994) and extensive coastal development within its shallow freshwater and estuarine habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures in place.

Citation: Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W., Alvarado, J. & Bussing, W. 2010. Poeciliopsis prolifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183738A8167606. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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