Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae
(Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Poecilia: Greek, poikilos = with a lot of colours (Ref. 45335); hondurensis: This species was named hondurensis in the
manuscript notes of Miller and Cruz after carefully delimitation of its range. I have retained this name in honor of both discoverers.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Central America: Honduras. Known only from the
Caribbean drainage basins of Honduras (Ref. 87955).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87955); 6.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Poecilia hondurensis is distinguished from all other species of Poecilia that have an inner row of tricuspid teeth in each jaw by the absence of a spinal hook on gonopodial ray 5 and an extremely reduced membranous hook on gonopodial ray 3 (Ref. 87955).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Poeser, F.N., 2011. A new species of Poecilia from Honduras (Teleostei: Poeciliidae). Copeia 2011(3):418-422. (Ref. 87955)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00432 - 0.02212), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .