RE: NANFA-- Poecilia sphenops in Texas
Sun, 30 Nov 2003 13:54:08 -0600

Bob asked:
>>> Does anyone know whether P. sphenops is found along the Texas coast?<<<

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

Jan adds:
"Livebearing Fishes" by John Dawes (1991) provides pretty good "natural" and
"non-natural" ranges for exotic poeciliids. No records are listed for
Texas. But given the high number of exotic species - and the occurrence of
other live-bearers - it would not seem too surprising to find spenops in
Lone Star waters.
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