CYPRINODONTIFORMES

Matamoros, Wilfredo A., Schaefer, Jacob F. & Kreiser, Brian R., 2009, Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of continental and insular Honduras, Zootaxa 2307, pp. 1-38 : 12-15

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https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.275406

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6213925

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CYPRINODONTIFORMES
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CYPRINODONTIFORMES

Rivulidae . Secondary.

Kryptolebias marmoratus (Poey, 1880) . Mangrove rivulus, almirante de manglar. Native.

Departments: Atlántida and Islas de la Bahía. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Cangrejal, Roatán and Guanaja. Remarks: Voucher FLMNH 116518 from the island of Guanaja and USM 31675 View Materials collected in the Río Cangrejal represent the first report of K. marmoratus in Honduras.

Rivulus tenuis (Meek, 1904). Maya rivulus, almirante maya. Native. Departments: Atlántida and Cortés. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán and Cangrejal.

Profundulidae . Secondary.

Profundulus guatemalensis (Günther, 1866) . Guatemalan killifish, escamudo de Guatemala. Native. Departments: Copán, Intibucá and Lempira. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua and Ulúa. Pacific slope: Lempa.

Profundulus sp. 1. Ulúan killifish, escamudo del Ulúa. Endemic.

Departments: Comayagua and Francisco Morazán. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Ulúa. Pacific slope: Nacaome.

Remarks: This species is pending description (Matamoros & Schaefer, in review).

Profundulus sp. 2. Santa Barbara killifish, escamudo de Santa Barbara. Endemic. Department: Santa Bárbara. Drainage: Atlantic slope: Ulúa. Remarks: This species is pending description.

Poeciliidae . Secondary.

Alfaro cultratus (Regan, 1908) . Alfaro’s livebearer, olomina de Alfaro . Native.

Departments: Gracias a Dios. Drainage: Atlantic slope: Coco.

Remarks: The known distributional range of A. cultratus extends from the Prinzapolka River in the Nicaraguan Mosquitia to the Cricamola River in Panama, in the Atlantic slope of Central America ( Bussing, 2002). USM collection field number WAM 08-06 collected in the Rus Rus River which is a tributary of the Coco River in the Honduran Mosquitia, department of Gracias a Dios, represents the first report of A. cultratus in Honduras, as well as a range extension.

Alfaro huberi (Fowler, 1923) . Huber’s livebearer, olomina de Huber. Native.

Departments: Atlántida, Cortés, Comayagua, Copán, El Paraíso, Francisco Morazán, Gracias a Dios, Intibucá, La Paz, Lempira, Olancho, Santa Bárbara and Yoro. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán, Sico-Tinto, Plátano, Patuca, Warunta and Coco. Pacific slope: Lempa and Choluteca.

Belonesox belizanus Kner, 1860 . Pike killifish, picudito. Native.

Departments: Atlántida, Cortés, Colón, Gracias a Dios and Yoro. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán, Sico-Tinto, Plátano, Patuca, Warunta and Coco.

Gambusia nicaraguensis Günther, 1866 . Nicaraguan mosquitofish, bubuchita de Nicaragua. Native.

Departments: Atlántida, Colón, Cortés, Gracias a Dios, Islas de la Bahía and Yoro. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán, Sico-Tinto, Plátano, Patuca, Warunta, Coco, Roatán and Guanaja.

Heterandria anzuetoi Rosen & Bailey, 1979 . Anzueto’s killifish, olomina de Anzueto. Native.

Departments: Atlántida, Colón, Comayagua, Copán, Cortés, Francisco Morazán, Gracias a Dios, Olancho, Santa Bárbara and Yoro. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Ulúa, Chamelecón, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán, Sico-Tinto, Plátano, Patuca, Warunta and Coco. Pacific slope: Lempa and Choluteca.

Heterandria bimaculata (Heckel, 1848) . Spottail killifish, olomina de dos manchas. Native. Departments: Atlántida and Cortés. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua and Cangrejal.

Phallichthys amates ( Miller, 1907) . Merry widow, bubuchita de amates . Native.

Departments: Atlántida, Cortés, Colón, Gracias a Dios, Olancho and Yoro. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán, Sico-Tinto, Plátano, Patuca, Warunta and Coco.

Poecilia gilli (Kner, 1863) . Gill’s Molly, olomina de Gill. Native.

Departments: Atlántida, Choluteca, Colón, Comayagua, Copán, Cortés, El Paraíso, Francisco Morazán, Gracias a Dios, Intibucá, La Paz, Lempira, Ocotepeque, Olancho and Santa Bárbara. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán, Sico-Tinto, Plátano, Patuca, Warunta, Coco and Lempa. Pacific slope: Goascorán, Nacaome, Choluteca and Negro.

Remarks: The distribution of P. gillii presented here is based on Bussing (2002).

Poecilia marcellinoi Poeser, 1995 . Marcellino’s Molly, olomina de Marcellino. Native.

Departments: Choluteca, Comayagua, Copán, Cortés, El Paraíso and Santa Bárbara. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua and Ulúa. Pacific slope: Lempa and Choluteca.

Remarks: Miller (1907) found P. marcellinoi in the Motagua River basin. In redescribing the species, Poeser (1995) listed a number of localities from the Lempa River in El Salvador. Because Salvadorian drainages all have headwaters in Honduras, it would not be surprising to find this species on the Honduran side of the Lempa River. Furthermore, Villa (1982) listed a Poecilia sp. from the Ulúa River in Honduras. This species is considered by Poeser (unpubl. data) to be P. m a rc e l l i n o i. Finally, we collected P. marcellinoi in the Choluteca River drainage, meaning the Honduran distribution of P. marcellinoi may be broader than presented here.

Poecilia sp. 1. Miller’s Molly, olomina de Miller. Endemic.

Departments: Atlántida, Cortés, Gracias a Dios and Olancho. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán and Sico-Tinto.

Poecilia sp. 2. Cangrejal Molly, olomina del Cangrejal. Endemic. Department: Atlántida. Drainage: Atlantic slope: Cangrejal.

Poecilia sp. 3. Pacific Molly, olomina del Pacifico. Endemic.

Departments: Choluteca and Francisco Morazán. Drainage: Pacific slope: Choluteca.

Poecilia orri Fowler, 1943 . Mangrove Molly, olomina de manglar. Native.

Departments: Atlántida, Colón, Cortés, Gracias a Dios, Islas de la Bahía and Yoro. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán, Sico-Tinto, Plátano, Patuca, Roatán and Guanaja.

Poeciliopsis pleurospilus (Günther, 1866) . Largespot livebearer, bubucha punteada. Native.

Departments: Choluteca, Comayagua, Copán, Cortés, Francisco Morazán, Intibucá, Lempira, Santa Bárbara and Valle. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón and Ulúa. Pacific slope: Lempa, Goascorán, Nacaome and Choluteca.

Remarks: P. gracilis and P. pleurospilus were placed in synonymy by Rosen & Bailey (1963). Miller et al. (2005) recognized P. gracilis as a distinct species with a range restricted to eastern México and P. pleurospilus as a second species occurring in México and Honduras.

Xiphophorus helleri Heckel, 1848 . Green swordtail, cola de espada. Native.

Departments: Copán and Santa Bárbara. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua and Chamelecón.

Remarks: Miller et al., (2005) restricts the distributional range of X. helleri to the Nautla River in Mexico, south to the Usumacinta River in Guatemala, and also to the Sarstún River in Belize. In this research, we have collected X. helleri in the Motagua River drainage (vouchers USM 34171 View Materials from the Copan River and USM 31500 View Materials from the Blanco River, which is a tributary of the Copan River) and in the Chamelecón River ( USM field number WAM 09- 31). Accordingly, the distributional range of X. helleri is larger than that proposed by Miller et al. (2005).

Xiphophorus mayae Meyer & Schartl, 2002 . Mayan swordtail, cola de espada maya. Native. Departments: Atlántida, Cortés and Santa Bárbara. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán and Cangrejal.

Remarks: Meyer and Schartl (2002) suggest that X. mayae may occur in the Chamelecón and Lancetilla Rivers in Honduras. Voucher USM 31836 View Materials confirm the ocurrance of X. mayae in Lancetilla River. Vouchers USM 34338 View Materials collected in the Blanco River at Pulapanzack in the Ulúa River Drainage , USM 31076 View Materials from the Cuero River, USM 31144 View Materials from Las Camelias River, USM 31121 View Materials from Santiago River and USM 33993 View Materials from the Danto River represent a range expansion for X. mayae .

Anablepidae . Secondary.

Anableps dowei Gill, 1861 . Northern four-eyed, cuatrojos. Native. Departments: Choluteca, El Paraíso and Valle. Drainages: Pacific slope: Lempa, Goascorán, Nacaome, Choluteca and Negro.

FLMNH

Florida Museum of Natural History

USM

Universiti Sains Malaysia

WAM

Western Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Cyprinodontiformes

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CYPRINODONTIFORMES

Matamoros, Wilfredo A., Schaefer, Jacob F. & Kreiser, Brian R. 2009
2009
Loc

Xiphophorus mayae

Meyer & Schartl 2002
2002
Loc

Poecilia marcellinoi

Poeser 1995
1995
Loc

Poecilia orri

Fowler 1943
1943
Loc

Phallichthys amates (

Miller 1907
1907