Gila topminnow

The Gila topminnow has an elongated curved body.

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The Gila topminnow lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis) - Kingdom: Animalia Class: Actinopterygii Order: Cyprinodontiformes Family: Poeciliidae Listing Status: Quick links:Federal RegisterRecoveryCritical HabitatConservation PlansPetitionsLife HistoryOther Resources General Information More

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Gila Topminnow - Illustration by George Maleski Gila Topminnow Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis The Gila topminnow is a small (approximately two inches long), guppy-like fish. More

Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Range & Habitat More

occidentalis known as the Gila topminnow, and Poeciliopsis occidentalis sonorensis known as the Yaqui topminnow, which is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List 2007 (1). More

Endangered Gila topminnow makes comeback in Arizona = More info GILA TOPMINNOW Formal name: Poeciliopsis occidentalis Status: Endangered Original range: Elevations below 5,200 in southern and central Arizona and More

16) _ If the endangered Gila topminnow is going to make a comeback in Arizona, its recovery may depend on places as seemingly unremarkable as TimBuckTwo Pond between Tucson and Nogales. More

The Gila topminnow is a small two inch, guppy-like fish. The body is tan to olive in color, with a dark back and a white underbelly. A fairly thick, dark band occurs along both sides of the fish. More

Link to theSafe Harbor Agreement for Gila Topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis) and Desert Pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius) on State Lands Owned by Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Safe Harbor Agreement for Gila Topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis) and Desert Pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius) on State Lands Owned by Arizona Department of More

While this is not the first reestablishment of Gila topminnow in Arizona, it is the first to occur as part of a new Safe Harbor Agreement. More

occidentalis is identified as the Gila topminnow in the Federal Register (39), the Association of Systematic Collections (43), the American Fisheries Society (33), and most ichthyologists working with the fish use this common name to mean the Gila subspecies (P. o. occidentalis) only. More

The Gila topminnow consists of two subspecies, the Gila (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis) and the Yaqui (P. occidentalis sonoriensis), both of which are federally listed as endangered. More

Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis). This More

Gila topminnow and desert pupfish will be reestablished by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Maricopa County Parks and Recreation at the regional park as part of a Safe Harbor Agreement for topminnow and pupfish. More

reintroduction of the Gila topminnow was attempted. Both subspecies are affected by introduced western mosquitofish Gambusia affinis which prey on juvenile topminnows and harass adults (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1983b, 1994b). More

take of the endangered Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis) and desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius) as a result of ongoing watershed improvement activities on TNC-owned property within the Aravaipa watershed identified in the application, Safe Harbor Agreement (TNC Agreement), and associated documents in More

Common names

Arizona-tandkarpe in Danish (dansk)
Arizonakärpfling in German (Deutsch)
Charalito in Spanish (español)
Gila topminnow in English
Gilanmolli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
guatopote de Sonora in Spanish (español)
Poeciliopsis occidentalis in Catalan (Català)
耙齒若花鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
耙齿若花鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Poeciliidae
Genus : Poeciliopsis
Species : Poeciliopsis occidentalis
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1853