Fish photos

Poeciliids are a large group of teleost fish that live in a number of freshwater and brackish habitats. Like most other poeciliids, the ones here are internally-fertilizing and bear live young. Internal fertilization is accomplished using the male's modified anal fin, the gonopodium (the tube-like fin in the pictures of males below).

All photos on this page (and a few in other pages) were taken by Luis using a Canon SX30 IS, and were edited using Adobe photoshop to remove color cast, reduce noise, crop/resize, etc. Closeups were taken using a DCR-250 super macro conversion lens. Photos are released under the creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US) license, attributable to Luis Arriaga.

Limia vittata- the cuban Limia

L. vittata is a species native to Cuba. This is an aquarium strain.

Limia cf. zonata, wild

These fish were collected in December 2012 in the Dominican Republic.

Limia cf. sulphurophila- the sulfur limia

This female was collected in December 2012 in the Dominican Republic.

Limia perugiae- perugiae's limia

L. perugiae has two or three male size classes (small, intermediate?, and large). Other than the aquarium population, these fish are themselves or descendants of fish collected in 2011 or 2012 in the Dominican Republic.

Poecilia latipinna- Sailfin Molly

P. latipinna is one of the parental species of P. formosa, the asexual species that was produced from a hybridization between male P. latipinna and female P. mexicana.