Girardinus is a genus of poeciliids native to Cuba. The name of this genus honours the French zoologist Charles Frédéric Girard (1822-1895) for his work on the freshwater fish of North America.[2]

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Metallic livebearer (G. metallicus)
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Smallfinger topminnow (G. microdactylus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Poeciliidae
Tribe: Girardini
Genus: Girardinus
Poey, 1854
Type species
Girardinus metallicus
Poey, 1854[1]


There are currently seven recognized species in this genus:[3]


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Girardinus". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  2. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (26 October 2019). "Order CYPRINODONTIFORMES: Families POECILIIDAE, ANABLEPIDAE, VALENCIIDAE, APHANIIDAE and PROCATOPODIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Girardinus in FishBase. August 2012 version.