Atlantic molly

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

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

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

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

Atlantic molly (Poecilia mexicana),which is wide-spread throughout Central America but has also colonized multiple toxic (hydrogen sulfide-containing) springs, as a model system to study ecological and evolutionary consequences of living under extreme conditions. More

Atlantic molly (Poecilia mexicana): reduced plasticity in an extreme environment.Oral communication, Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists), St. 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

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