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  Poecilia sphenops
  Family Name : Poeciliidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Fish)

  Common Names : Green Molly

Green Molly
  • Description
    • Size :
      12 cm
      Description :
      Short body with a flattened head and upturned mouth. Colouration can be found on the caudal, anal and dorsal fins. Males are typically smaller than females.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Consumes small invertebrates and detritus. Gives birth to live young. Typically found in small streams.
      Habitats :
      Freshwater, Urban
      Distribution :
      Found in urbanized areas in Singapore only, such as drains, canals and ponds. Worldwide, it is native to Mexico and Guatemala. Can also be found in USA, Japan and the Philippines.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Exotic / Introduced
      IUCN Red List :
      Least Concern
  • References
    • Ho, J.K.I., Ramchunder, S.J., Theng, M., Memory, A., Li, T., Clews, E., Cai, Y.X., Tan, H.H and Yeo, D.C.J.. 2016. A Guide to the Freshwater Faun of Nee Soon Swamp Forest. Singapore: Lee kong Chian Natural History Museum & Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore. 139pp 

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