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Re: Feeding natives??
On Wed, 24 Jun 1998 Moontanman at AOL_COM wrote:
> Actually I did read an account recently about the introduction of gambusia, I
> think (I am not sure of this part) that the original range is central America.
No. The species commonly referred to as gambusia or mosquitofish is Gambusia
affinis and/or G. holbrooki. These are native to the USA, not central
America. Other members of this genus probably occur in central America, but
these have not been moved around the world.
For a review of their introduction around the world take a look at the
following chapter from this book
Ecology and Evolution of Livebearing Fishes by Meffe and Snelson (Eds) 1989
Chapter 17, small fishes in strange places: a review of introduced poeciliids.
It's a great book that anyone with any kind of serious interest in poeciliids
should own. It can be kinda technical at times but it is the most
comprehensive review available.