Re: NANFA-- Poecilia sphenops in Texas

john bongiovanni (
Sat, 29 Nov 2003 08:02:26 -0600

I caught one down along the mouth of the Brazos near Freeport. At least I
thought it that species. It is not native, it is not on the state list ( ) nor the NANFA list
( )

I tried to find the Texas parks and wildlife list put together by Gary
Garrett but their site appears to be down today.

The link below has the USGS treatment on the Poeceliopsis complex with a
distribution map.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bock" <>
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Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 7:05 AM
Subject: NANFA-- Poecilia sphenops in Texas

> One of the livebearer reference books I have says Poecilia sphenops is
> in Mexico and Texas, in coastal waters.
> However, my Peterson's guide doesn't list this species in the U.S.
> Does anyone know whether P. sphenops is found along the Texas coast? The
> book shows a picture of a blue, short finned male molly which it describes
> as P. sphenops.
> Thanks.
> Bob
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