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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part B

A new report of Atlantic molly Poecilia mexicana (Steindachner 1863) from the Kayamkulam Backwater, Kerala, India


Author(s): Remya R and S Amina

Abstract: The Atlantic molly, Poecilia mexicana belonging to the family Poeciliidae was reported from the Kayamkulam Backwater, Kerala. Sex was determined from external morphology, the male possess a gonopodium and smaller than females. Female possess a bulged belly. Their presence in the natural waters possibly resulted from unintentional release of aquarium specimens.

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Remya R, S Amina. A new report of Atlantic molly Poecilia mexicana (Steindachner 1863) from the Kayamkulam Backwater, Kerala, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(6):89-91.
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