- Cuban gambusia
Cuban Gambusia Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Cyprinodontiformes Family: Poeciliidae Genus: Gambusia Species: G. punctata Binomial name Gambusia punctata
The Cuban gambusia (Gambusia punctata) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the family Poeciliidae of order Cyprinodontiformes, and is the type species of its genus. It is native to Cuba, inhabiting primarily stagnant lakes or ponds and slow-moving streams. A carnivorous surface feeder, it occurs in shoals near the shoreline.
This species has the terminal, upward-facing mouth typical of surface feeders, and a protruding belly. It is of plain coloration with a dark lateral stripe. Males reach a maximum overall length of approximately 5.5 cm, with females reaching approximately 8.5 cm.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2004). "Gambusia punctata" in FishBase. October 2004 version.
- "Gambusia punctata". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=165893. Retrieved 12 December 2004.
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