Specimen Information

Poecilia latipinna
Poecilia latipinna
(Sailfin Molly)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID165035
GroupFishes
GenusPoecilia
Specieslatipinna
Common NameSailfin Molly
StateHI
CountyKauai
Localityisland of Molokai
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMolokai
HUC8 Number20050000
HUC10 Number2005000004
Map
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Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14969
Author:Mundy, B.C.
Date:2005
Title:Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology 6
Publisher:Bishop Museum Press
Pages:704 pp
CommentsIntroduced to all of tha main Hawaiian Islands. In the 1980s and 1990s it was reported as established in brackish habitats and lower stream reaches of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. Apparenlty displaced by other species in the late 20th century and now abundant only at a few localities on Oahu and perhaps Molokai.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater-Brackish


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