Pamphorichthys is a genus of poeciliids native to the Amazon, Paraguay, São Francisco and Itapicuru basins in South America.

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Pamphorichthys hasemani at the top (Phalloptychus eigenmanni, middle and bottom)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Poeciliidae
Tribe: Poeciliini
Genus: Pamphorichthys
Regan, 1913
Type species
Heterandria minor
Garman, 1895[1]

Some authorities consider Pamphorichthys to be a subgenus of Poecilia.[2]


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


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Pamphorichthys". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  2. ^ Robert W. Meredith; Marcelo N. Pires; David N. Reznick; Mark S. Springer (2010). "Molecular Phylogenetic Relationshipsand the evolution of the placenta in Poecilia (Micropoecilia) (Poeciliidae:Cyprinodontiformes)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 55 (2): 631–639. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.11.006. PMID 19922806.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Pamphorichthys in FishBase. August 2012 version.