Poeciliidae

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Alfaro
Aplocheilichthys
Belonesox
Brachyrhaphis
Carlhubbsia
Cnesterodon
Fluviphylax
Gambusia (mosquitofishes)
Girardinus
Heterandria
Heterophallus
Hylopanchax
Hypsopanchax
Lacustricola
Lamprichthys
Limia
Micropanchax
Micropoecilia
Neoheterandria
Pamphorichthys
Pantanodon
Phallichthys
Phalloceros
Phalloptychus
Phallotorynus
Plataplochilus
Poecilia (mollies)
Poeciliopsis
Poropanchax
Priapella
Priapichthys
Procatopus
Pseudopoecilia
Quintana
Scolichthys
Tomeurus
Xenodexia
Xenophallus
Xiphophorus (swordtails, platys)

Poeciliidae is a family of fresh-water fish which are live-bearing aquarium fish (they give birth to live young). They belong to the order Cyprinodontiformes, tooth-carps, and include well-known aquarium fish like the guppy, molly, platy, and swordtail. The original distribution of the family was South eastern United States to North of Rio de la Plata Argentina, and central and southern Africa, including Madagascar. However, due to release of aquarium specimens and the widespread use of species of the genera Poecilia and Gambusia for mosquito control, poeciliids can today be found in all tropical and subtropical areas of the world.

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