|Scientific Name:||Poecilia latipinna|
|Species Authority:||(Lesueur, 1821)|
Mollienesia latipinna Lesueur, 1821
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of the large extent of occurrence, large number of subpopulations, large population size, and lack of major threats. Trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely relatively stable, or the species may be declining but not fast enough to qualify for any of the threatened categories under Criterion A (reduction in population size).
|Range Description:||Atlantic and Gulf Coast drainages from Cape Fear drainage, North Carolina, to Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), including nearly all of Florida peninsula (where abundant); restricted to coastal areas in most of range, ranges farther inland in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas (Page and Burr 1991). Introduced in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and possibly other areas.|
Native:Mexico; United States
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This species is represented by a large number of subpopulations and locations.
Total adult population size is unknown but relatively large.
Trend over the past 10 years or three generations is uncertain but likely relatively stable or slowly declining.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Fresh, brackish, and salt waters along coast; springs, lakes and ponds, backwaters and pools of streams, drainage ditches, and salt marshes in Florida. Irrigation canals in southern California. Around springs in quieter water with little temperature fluctuation in Texas. Warm-adapted; can tolerate salinities up to 87 ppt (Sublette et al. 1990) and can tolerate waterways degraded by sewage and industrial effluents (Felley and Daniels 1992).|
|Major Threat(s):||Localized threats may exist, but on a range-wide scale no major threats are known.|
|Conservation Actions:||Currently, this species is of relatively low conservation concern and does not require significant additional protection or major management, monitoring, or research action.|
|Citation:||NatureServe 2013. Poecilia latipinna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.|
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