Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 18…

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Full Name

Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Common names

  • Live-bearing tooth-carp eng
  • Mosquito fish eng
  • Mosquito-fish eng
  • more


Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011


Not terrestrial, Marine, Brackish, Freshwater

Georeferenced data

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Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone Source: King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.
  • Present in MRGID:4288 Gulf of Mexico Source: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.
  • Present in MRGID:7135 North West Atlantic Source: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)

Subordinate taxa


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Appears in



ASAP, Aquarium Science Association of the Philippines (1996) Aquarium species in the Philippines.: ASAP Aquarist Database Report. 9 p. Quezon City, Philippines.

Allardi, J. and P. Keith (1991) Atlas préliminaire des poissons d'eau douce de France.: Coll. Patrimoines Naturels, vol. 4. Secrétariat Faune Flore, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. 234 p.

Archarya, P. and M.B. Iftekhar (2000) Freshwater ichthyofauna of Maharashtra State.: p.136-144. In Ponniah, A.G. and A. Gopalakrishnan (eds.). Endemic Fish Diversity of Western Ghats. NBFGR-NATP Publication. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, U.P., India. 1, 347 p.

Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl (1985) Aquarien atlas. Band 2.: Mergus, Verlag für Natur-und Heimtierkunde GmbH, Melle, Germany. 1216 p.

Bell-Cross, G. and J.L. Minshull (1988) The fishes of Zimbabwe.: National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. 294 p.

Billard, R. (1997) Les poissons d'eau douce des rivières de France. Identification, inventaire et répartition des 83 espèces.: Lausanne, Delachaux & Niestlé, 192p.

Bogutskaya, N.G. (2002) Common names of Russian freshwater fishes.: Spreadsheet with cyrillic names made available for inclusion in FishBase. Unpublished.

Carl, H. (2003) Danish fish names.: Zoological Museum of Copenhagen. Unpublished.


Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.