Atlantic molly

The Atlantic molly lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater, brackish, pH range: 7.0 - 7.5, dH range: 20 - 30 environment.

The Atlantic molly (Poecilia mexicana) is widespread in various streams, lakes and lagoons along the Central American Atlantic coast. Males typically form dominance hierarchies, where the dominant males (typically the largest) aggressively defend shoals of females . While P. More

The Atlantic molly male makes no genetic contribution to the developing embryo, so clearly he would prefer mating with a female of his own species, and that More

submit 'Audience effects in the Atlantic molly (Poecilia mexicana)-prudent male mate choice in response to perceived sperm competition risk?' to del.icio. More

Synonyms and Other Names: (Mexican molly, Atlantic molly, orangefin molly). More

arduous crossing of the Atlantic Molly, is greeted by Ephraim Bell, the Jewish man who has agreed to buy her. He introduces her to his family: wife Hannah; son David; toddler Rachel; and their Christian black slave, Arabella. More

had a choice of an Atlantic molly or an Amazon: they went for the girl of their own species. More

female Atlantic molly and a female Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa) of similar sizes. The asexually-reproducing Amazon molly is a sexual parasite, using sperm from male Atlantic molly solely to trigger embryogenesis. More

Common names

Atlantic molly in English
Fo-vai in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Höhlenmolly in German (Deutsch)
Hulemolly in Danish (dansk)
Meksikonmolli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Mexikansk molly in Danish (dansk)
Mexikomolly in German (Deutsch)
Olomina in Spanish (español)
Orangefin molly in English
shortfin molly in English
topote del Atlántico in Spanish (español)
短鰭花鮰(短帆鮰) in Mandarin Chinese
短鳍花鮰(短帆鮰) in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Poeciliidae
Genus : Poecilia
Species : Poecilia mexicana
Authority : Steindachner, 1863