Guppies (million fish): Taxonomic Hierarchy

Introduction - History - Taxonomic hierarchy

Synonyms of ornamental million fish are given below.

Poecilia reticulatus,
Poecilioides reticulatus,
Acanthophacelus guppii,
Lebistes poecilioides,
Poecilia reticulate,
Lebistes poeciloides,
Acanthophacelus reticulatus,
Girardinus guppii,
Lebistes reticulatus,
Girardinus reticulatus,
Haridichthys reticulatus
and Heterandria guppyi.

Ornamental guppies are also known as million fish show sexual dimorphism. The males of ornamental guppies (million) are colourful and smaller in size when compared to females which are larger in size with dull colouration. The males grow up to 3-4cm in length whereas the females grow up to 4-6cm.
These Poecilia reticulata are livebearers and females after a gestation of 3-4 weeks give birth to young babies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy of Ornamental Guppies (million fish)



KingdomAnimalia
-- Animals
PhylumChordata
-- chordates
SubphylumVertebrata
-- vertebrates
SuperclassOsteichthyes
-- bony fishes
ClassActinopterygii
-- ray-finned fishes
SubclassNeopterygii
-- neopterygians
InfraclassTeleostei
SuperorderAcanthopterygii
OrderCyprinodontiformes
-- cyprinodontes, cyprinodontiforms, cyprinodonts, killifishes
SuborderCyprinodontoidei
-- cyprinodontoids
FamilyPoeciliidae
-- livebearers, livebearing toothcarps
SubfamilyPoeciliinae
-- livebearers
GenusPoecilia
-- ornamental livebearers, mollies, guppies
SpeciesPoecilia reticulata
--ornamental guppies, million fish, rainbowfish

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