Endler's Livebearer Poecilia wingei

Endler's Livebearer males
Endler's Livebearer male
Endler's Livebearer
Endler's Livebearer is a freshwater fish native to Venezuela's Paria Peninsula. It is now extinct from its previous stronghold in the brakish Laguna de Patos due to water pollution. Like guppies, males (above) are smaller, slimmer and more colourful than females, with long flowing dorsal and tail fins. Females are "live bearers" - they give birth to live, independent young rather than laying eggs.
Endler's Livebearer
Endler's Livebearer males and females
Endler's Livebearer female
In captivity, Endler's Livebearers have been interbred with colourful Guppies to produce various (male) colour and tail-shape variations, although generally the two species (of the same genus) prefer different water conditions. Most of the many Poecilia species are called "Mollies", except the Guppy and Endler's.