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Poecilia bifurca

(Eigenmann 1909)

Poecilia bifurca was originally described as Acanthophacelus bifurca by Eigenmann in 1909. It belongs to the family Poeciliidae and subfamily Poeciliinae. It is found in Fresh and Brackish water.
Species   bifurca
AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
AuthorNI   Eigenmann
Qualification   ---
Year   1909
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontiformes
Family   Poeciliidae
Poeciliinae Poeciliinae
Genus   Poecilia
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cyprinodontiformes
Family   Poeciliidae
Subfamily   Poeciliinae
Genus   Poecilia
Original Name   Acanthophacelus        
Taxon Name   bifurcus
Original Combination   Acanthophacelus bifurcus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Acanthophacelus bifurcus
OriginalSubGenus   Acanthophacelus
Original Author   Eigenmann
Original AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1909
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Poeciliinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Christianburg, Guyana.
Types   Paratypes: (74, CM and IU) BMNH 1911.10.31.502-503 (2), 1911.10.31.504 (1); CAS 22557 [ex IU 11763-64] (7), 22558 [ex IU 11765-66] (6); FMNH 7526 (2), 52719-20 (5, 5), 52721 (2), 53539-40 (1, 3), 69530 (14), 72623 (5); MCZ 30119 (2); CAS-SU 21930 (2); USNM 66115 (3); ZMA 109208 (1); ZMB 18066 (2).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Henn 1928:86 [ref. 12305], Böhlke 1953:55 [ref. 12291], Nijssen et al. 1982:69 [ref. 19236], Paepke & Seegers 1986:172 [ref. 19981], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:4 [ref. 12367] as 36 paratypes from 2 localities, Parenti et al. 1999:3 [ref. 24072].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   FMNH 53539 [ex CM 1088]
Page   52

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Poecilia bifurca
Current Species   bifurca
Current Genus Poecilia
Current AuthorWI Eigenmann [C. H.]
Current AuthorNI   Eigenmann
Current Year   1909
Current Family Poeciliidae
Current Subfamily
Poeciliinae Poeciliinae

Habitat freshwater, brackish.        
Water Fresh and Brackish water

Current Summary   Valid as Poecilia bifurca  (Eigenmann 1909). Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae.
Name History   •Synonym of Poecilia parae Eigenmann 1894 -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:56 [ref. 7067], Parenti et al. 1999:3 [ref. 24072], Poeser 2003:146 [ref. 26783]). •Valid as Micropoecilia bifurca (Eigenmann 1909) -- (Keith et al. 2000:64 [ref. 24547], Lucinda in Reis et al. 2003:564 [ref. 27061], Lucinda & Reis 2005:46 [ref. 29205]). •Valid as Poecilia bifurca (Eigenmann 1909) -- (Bragança & Costa 2011:370 [ref. 31195], Bragança et al. 2012:337 [ref. 31747], Meyer 2015:258 [ref. 34698], Huber 2019:95 [ref. 36941]).

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akroa Pamphorichthys akroa Figueiredo [C. A.] & Moreira [C. R.] 2018Synonym
akroa Poecilia (Pamphorichthys) akroa Figueiredo [C. A.] & Moreira [C. R.] 2018Synonym
akroa Poecilia akroa Figueiredo [C. A.] & Moreira [C. R.] 2018Valid
altissima Poecilia altissima (Hubbs [C. L.] 1936)Synonym
amates Poecilia amates Miller [N.] 1907Synonym
amazonica Poecilia amazonica Garman [S.] 1895Synonym
arnoldi Poecilia arnoldi (Regan [C. T.] 1913)Synonym
arubensis Poecilia arubensis van Lidth de Jeude [T. W.] 1887Synonym
bensonii Poecilia bensonii Peters [W. C. H.] 1864Synonym
bifurcus Poecilia bifurcus (Eigenmann [C. H.] 1909)Synonym
boesemani Poecilia boesemani Poeser [F. N.] 2003Valid
bogotensis Poecilia bogotensis Humboldt [F. H. A. von] in Humboldt & Valenciennes 1821Synonym
boucardii Poecilia boucardii Steindachner [F.] 1878Synonym
branneri Poecilia branneri Eigenmann [C. H.] 1894Valid
butleri Poecilia butleri Jordan [D. S.] 1889Valid
calaritana Poecilia calaritana Cuvier [G.] (ex Bonelli) 1829Synonym
catemaconis Poecilia catemaconis Miller [R. R.] 1975Valid
catenata Poecilia catenata Storer [D. H.] 1846Synonym
caucana Poecilia caucana (Steindachner [F.] 1880)Valid
caucanus Poecilia caucanus (Steindachner [F.] 1880)Synonym
caudata Poecilia caudata Meek [S. E.] 1909Synonym
caudofasciata Poecilia caudofasciata (Regan [C. T.] 1913)Synonym
caymanensis Poecilia caymanensis (Rivas [L. R.] & Fink [W. L.] 1970)Valid
chica Poecilia chica Miller [R. R.] 1975Valid
chisoyensis Poecilia chisoyensis Günther [A.] 1866Synonym
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