San Marcos gambusia

The San Marcos Gambusia is typically less than 1.

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The San Marcos gambusia lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

The San Marcos Gambusia is an endangered species of fish, found only in the San Marcos Springs of central Texas. The fish has not been seen since 1983, and so it may be extinct. More

the San Marcos gambusia has a prominant dark stripe along the upper edges of the dorsal fin. It reaches about one inch in length. More

Description: The San Marcos gambusia is usually plain marked with lemon yellow, bright yellowish orange, or bluish coloring. Like other members of the gambusia family it produces lives offspring. More

San Marcos gambusia tend to be strongly crosshatched in contrast to the less distinct markings on the scales of G. affinis. In addition, G. georgei tend to have a prominent dark pigment stripe across the distal edges of the dorsal fins. More

Title: San Marcos gambusia critical habitat Content Type: Downloadable Data Publisher: US Fish and Wildlife Service Contact Publication Date: 2003 Content Description Abstract: Polygon shapefile depicting the critical habitat for the San Marcos gambusia based More

Most aquatic biologists feel the San Marcos Gambusia is very likely already extinct. It ranged in length from 2.5 to 4 centimeters (1 to 1.6 inches), had lemon yellow median fins and a diffuse midlateral stripe along the length of its body. More

Even though the San Marcos gambusia is among the listed species, many believe it is already extinct. “I think it possibly has been hybridized out of existence,” through mating with other species, Longley said. “No one knows. More

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Common names

Gambusia georgei in Catalan (Català)
San Marcos gambusia in English
乔氏食蚊鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
乔氏食蚊鱼 in Unknown
喬氏食蚊魚 in Mandarin Chinese
喬氏食蚊魚 in Unknown

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Poeciliidae
Genus : Gambusia
Species : Gambusia georgei
Authority : Hubbs and Peden, 1969