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Sailfin Molly - Poecilia latipinna

Non-native Species

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.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 10

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

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

Apparently, well adapted to survival in oxygen depleted waters.

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