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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853) 
AphiaID: 159325

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyprinodontiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPoeciliidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPoeciliinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia Poey, 1854
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFundulus inurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis katruelis (Baird & Girard, 1853) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia gracilis Girard, 1859
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia humilis Günther, 1866
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia patruelis (Baird & Girard, 1853)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaplochilus melanops Cope, 1870
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterandria affinis Baird & Girard, 1853
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterandria patruelis Baird & Girard, 1853
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZygonectes brachypterus Cope, 1880
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZygonectes gracilis (Girard, 1859)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZygonectes inurus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZygonectes patruelis (Baird & Girard, 1853)
Sources  basis of record Robins, C.R., G.C. Ray, J. Douglass and R. Freund. 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 354 p. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwestern mosquitofishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormosquitofish  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorguayacón mosquito  [details]
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taxa (4)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis holbrocki (Girard, 1859) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia holbrooki Girard, 1859
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis holbrooki (Girard, 1859) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia holbrooki Girard, 1859
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis katruelis (Baird & Girard, 1853) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus funduli Krøyer, 1863 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLernaea carassii Tidd, 1933 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus, 1758 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (35 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (259 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (118 nucleotides; 104 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North and Central America: Mississippi River basin from central Indiana and Illinois in USA south to Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Slope drainages west to Mexico. One of the species with the widest range of introductions which acquired for itself a near pan-global distribution. N.J. to s. Florida and around n. Gulf Coast of Texas. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159325
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-27 07:39:43Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Gambusia affinis. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159325 on 2014-09-17
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