Re: NANFA-- Rivulus reproduction

Travis Haas (
Wed, 29 Dec 1999 15:59:56 PST

Ray Wolff wrote:
>There are two ambystomid salamanders ( tremblays and silvery) that are not
>hermaphrodites, but triploid, they are all female, and need to breed with a
>male from the ancestral parent species , but the male contributes no genes.

I think the amazon molly is similar, in that it is an entirely female
species which breeds with male Sailfin or Shortfin mollies. It is thought
that the species is the result of hybridization between the Sailfin and
Shortfin mollies.

Travis Haas
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