Sailfin Molly

The sailfin molly was originally described in 1821 as Mollienesia latipinna by the naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur.

The Sailfin Molly lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater, brackish, depth range 0 - m environment.

The sailfin molly, Poecilia latipinna, is a species of fish, of the genus Poecilia. They inhabit fresh, brackish, and coastal waters from North Carolina to Texas and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. More

The sailfin molly was originally described in 1821 as Mollienesia latipinna by the naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur, oft noted as one of a number of persons instrumental in the founding of a well known experimental settlement at New Harmony, Indiana during the More

The Mexican Sailfin Molly is also known as the Giant Sailfin or Yucatan Molly. There are several color variations including black and platinum. The Mexican Sailfin, P. velifera, can be distinguished from the Sailfin Molly, P. latipinna by the number of dorsal rays. More

* The Sailfin Molly is so named due to its distinctive dorsal fin * Best kept with other peaceful fish in a planted tank with plenty of open swimming area Please enter a valid quantity. More

The sailfin molly, Poecilia latipinna, is one of three species in the IRL belonging to the family Poeciliidae. Members of this family are viviparous, giving birth to live young instead of spawning or laying eggs. More

Short-finned Molly ~ Sailfin Molly ~ Mexican Sailfin Molly Family: Poeciliidae Picture of a Silver Lyretail Molly * Puzzles * Postcards Silver Lyretail Molly Picture of a Gold Molly Gold Molly Picture More

The sailfin molly is so named because of the spectacular dorsal fin on the mature male. This fin is translucent with coloured specks. The specks are a combination of iridescent metallic blue and the base body colour of the molly. More

where the fin meets the back, whereas the sailfin molly has less than 15 (intermediate numbers may indicate hybrids). If the males spread their dorsal fin in display, these have a distinct fan- or trapezoid shape, with the upper edge being distinctly longer than the lower. More

Mexican Salfin has 18-19, and the Sailfin Molly has 14. The Mexican Sailfin Molly is a peaceful fish and prefers hard water. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. More

sailfin molly was originally described in 1821 as Mollienesia latipinna by the naturalist Charles Alexandre LesueurCharles Alexandre Lesueur Charles Alexandre Lesueur was a France Natural history, artist and explorer.Lesueur was born in Le Havre. More

sailfin molly2 Sailfin Molly (Poecilia Latipinna)The Sailfin Molly belongs to Genus Poecilia Latipinna and is usually found in Mexico, Texas and Florida, California and Virginia areas. The male usually measures up to 4 inches or 10 cm and females up to 4. More

The Black Sailfin Molly, is also called the Mexican Sailfin Molly, Giant Sailfin Molly, and sometimes simply the Sailfin Molly, is a very hardy black color variation of the Poecilia latipinna, Sailfin Molly. They are a peaceful fish and prefer hard water. More

Sailfin Molly 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Sailfin Molly = Scientific Name: Poecilia velifera Recommended Aquarium: 20+ Gallons Approx. More

Mexican Sailfin Molly, Yucatan Sailfin Molly, Green Molly, Sailfin Molly Poecilia velifera | Pictures Synonyms: Mollienisia velifera Physical description: The Mexican Sailfin Molly is an elongated, laterally compressed fin with a large, elaborate dorsal fin. More

Common names

Breitflossenkärpfling in German (Deutsch)
Bubuntis in Tagalog
Leveäevämolli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Lille Sejlfinnefisk in Danish (dansk)
Lille sejlfinnemolly in Danish (dansk)
Molinezja szerokopletwa in Polish (polski)
Molliénésie á voilure in French (français)
Poecilia latipinna in Azerbaijani (azərbaycan dili)
Poecilia latipinna in Italian (Italiano)
Poecilia latipinna in Spanish (español)
Sailfin mollie in English
Sailfin Molly in English
Seilfinnemolly in Norwegian (Norsk)
Tabai in Hawaiian
topote velo negro in Spanish (español)
帆鰭摩利魚(帆鰭花鮰) in Mandarin Chinese
帆鳍摩利鱼(帆鳍花鮰) in Mandarin Chinese
茉莉花鮰 in Chinese (中文)
茉莉花鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Poeciliidae
Genus : Poecilia
Species : Poecilia latipinna
Authority : Lesueur, 1821