Common name of Poecilia reticulata
Common name Guppy
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country Sri Lanka
Ref. Pethiyagoda, R., 1991
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core person (eponym)
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks 'guppy', i.e., after Robert John Lechmere Guppy a Trinidadian naturalist (died 1916; Ref. 27888) who sent the first living specimens of Poecilia to the British Museum in the 1860s (Ref. 7020).
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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