Amazon molly

In nature, the Amazon molly typically mates with a male from one of four different species, either P.

The Amazon molly lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater, brackish environment.

The Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa, is a freshwater fish which reproduces through gynogenesis. More

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name, Amazon Molly, acknowledges this trait as it is a reference to the Amazon warrior, a female run society. In nature Poecilia formosa typical mates with a male of one of three or four different species, either P. latipinna (1), P. mexicana(1), P. More

The Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa, as a test animal in carcinogenicity studies: chronic exposures to physical agents. 4. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, Vol. 91, No. 1-4, 2000 Unusual triploid males in a microchromosome-carrying clone of the Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa 5. More

An Amazon Molly doesn't need a male of the same species to reproduce itself. This race of female fish never gives birth to males and must "borrow" males of a closely related species for purposes of conception. More

The Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa) is a small unisexual fish that has been suspected of being threatened by extinction from the stochastic accumulation of slightly deleterious mutations that is caused by Muller's ratchet in non-recombining populations. More

Additional info from Page and Burr 1991: The Amazon Molly is an all-female species thought to have originated as a result of hybridization between Sailfin and Shortfin mollies, and is intermediate between these two species in its characteristics. More

The Amazon molly has long been suspected of being threatened with extinction by Muller's ratchet. Now evolution@home has found that indeed there is a genomic decay paradox in this fish. Thus the search for processes that keep this fish alive is important. More

Amazon Molly have a few problems categorising themselves, which makes writing this description somewhat challenging. They do pop and feminism and hilarity. That should be enough for you. More

live-bearing fish called the Amazon molly that appeared to have sex, but gave birth to only females. More

ratchet creates a threat of extinction for the Amazon molly for many biologically realistic parameter combinations. More

She, an Amazon molly fish, had sought copulation with a male, not to obtain his genes and mix them with her own to spawn the next generation, but simply for a quick chemical jump start. More

creates a threat of extinction for the Amazon molly for many biologically realistic parameter combinations. In most cases, extinction is expected to occur within a time frame that is less than previous estimates of the age of the species, leading to a genomic decay paradox. More

Siren-like: The Amazon molly uses its powers of seduction to lure the males of related fish species into largely fruitless matings. For the most part its offspring are asexual clones, say researchers. Credit: Dunja K. More

The Amazon Molly does interact with males of different species in a nonsexual way—they might say hi to each other in a downstream grocery store but the all-too-brief encounter is a big turn-on for the females and it triggers their reproduction process. More

Common names

Amazon molly in English
Amazonemolly in Danish (dansk)
Amazonmolly in Swedish (Svenska)
Blasser Kärpfling in German (Deutsch)
Kirjomolli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Molinezja meksykanska in Polish (polski)
Mollineziya izyaschnaya in Russian (русский язык)
Poecilia formosa in Catalan (Català)
Poecilia formosa in Portuguese (Português)
topote amazona in Spanish (español)
亚马逊花鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
亞馬遜花鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Poeciliidae
Genus : Poecilia
Species : Poecilia formosa
Authority : Girard, 1859