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CAAB: 37244004

Species Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859





Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

North West Cape, WA (22º07'S), vicinty of Darwin (130º51'S) and Gove Peninsula (136º47'E), NT, Cairns (16º55´S) to Brisbane (27º28´S), QLD, and recently recorded north of Robe, SA (37º01'S), also Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Norfolk Island; tropical.

Introduced from South America via aquarium trade.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, Qld, SA, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Carnarvon (CAR), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Other Regions

Christmas Island terrestrial & freshwater, Cocos (Keeling) Islands terrestrial & freshwater, Norfolk Island terrestrial & freshwater

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 07-Aug-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)