Pecos gambusia

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Pecos gambusia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Poeciliidae
Genus: Gambusia
Species: G. nobilis
Binomial name
Gambusia nobilis
(S. F. Baird & Girard, 1853)

The Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis) is a species of fish in the Poeciliidae family endemic to the Pecos River in Texas and New Mexico in the United States. This two-inch species, as most of its family, is a livebearer. Females produce broods of up to 40 fry every four to five days. The fish are omnivorous, eating algae and small invertebrates, and are endangered due to loss of their spring-fed desert habitat.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NatureServe (2013). "Gambusia nobilis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T8895A18232636. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T8895A18232636.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Pecos Gambusia (Gambusia nobilis)". Texas Parks and Wildlife. Retrieved 2016-05-02.