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CAAB: 37244003

Species Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821)

Sailfin Molly





Extra Distribution Information

Upper reaches of Fortescue River, NW of Newman, WA (23º09'S, 120º04"E), Brisbane (27º26'S) and Hervey Bay (25º17'S), QLD, also recorded from Majors Creek, south of Townsville and east of Darwin, NT, however current status of these populations is unknown; tropical.

Introduced from North America, via aquarium trade.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Pilbara (PIL), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Freshwater, omnivore, pelagic.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Sep-2014 CYPRINODONTIFORMES 23-Oct-2019 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)