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Sailfin Molly - Poecilia latipinna

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
This tropical aquarium fish is an illegally released pet fish. The native range is southeastern United States, Mexico, and Central America.

Diagnostic Characteristics
Variety found in Montana is solid black. Small in size.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 5

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Habitat
The only natural habitats suitable for tropical fishes in Montana are warm springs and ponds or small streams resulting from such springs.

Ecology
Apparently, well adapted to survival in oxygen depleted waters.

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Sailfin Molly — Poecilia latipinna.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from