Monthly Archives: June 2019

Xiphophorus couchianus (Girard C. 1859)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry couchianus after Lieutenant D.N. Couch. First description: Girard C. 1859 Ichthyological notices, 41 – 59. Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia. No.11: 113 – 122. Synonyms: Limia couchianus Girard 1859 … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus xiphidium (Gordon 1932)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry Xiphidium: Greek, xiph from xiphos = sword. Latin, idium = diminutive First description: Dr. Myron Gordon going on expedition. Aquatic Life 15: 287–288. (1932) Synonyms: Platypoecilus xiphidium – Meek, 1904. Platypoecilus maculatus – … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus evelynae (Rosen 1960)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry evelynae: named after Mrs. Evelyn Gordon. First description: Donn E. Rosen 1960. Middle American poeciliid fishes of the genus Xiphophorus. Bull. Fla. St. Mus. Biol. Sci. 5 (4): 57 – … Continue reading

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The Northern Platies

Xiphophorus evelynae Xiphophorus variatus Xiphophorus xiphidium Xiphophorus couchianus Xiphophorus gordoni Xiphophorus meyeri

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Xiphophorus continens (Zimmerer and Kallman 1988)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry Continens: Greek, conto = short + Latin, ensis, = sword (Reference to the very small sword developed in males of this species.) First description: Zimmerer and Kallman 1988 American … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus multilineatus (Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot 1990)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry multilineatus: Greek: multi-, many; -lineatus, line; in reference to the prominent vertical bars on the flanks. First description: Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot 1990 Rauchenberger, M., K. D. Kallman, AND … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus nigrensis (Rosen, 1960)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos meaning ‘sword’; Greek, pherein meaning ‘to carry’ Nigrensis: Latin, nigri meaning ‘black’; Latin, ensis meaning ‘to come from’. First description: Donn E. Rosen 1960. Middle-American poeciliid fishes of the genus Xiphophorus. Bull. Fla. St. Mus. Biol. Sci 5 (4): p 57-242. … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus pygmaeus (Hubbs and Gordon 1943)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry pygmaeus: due to it diminutive size First description: C.L. Hubbs and M Gordon (1943) ‘Studies of cyprindonont fishes. 19. Xiphophorus pygmaeus, new species from Mexico’ Copeia 1943(1):31-3 Synonyms: Xiphophorus … Continue reading

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The Northern swordtails

The northern swordtails live in and around the Panuco river basin and are separated from the southern swordtails by a geographical dividing line known as the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. The northern swordtail group is made up of three clades and … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl (Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot 1990)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry Nezahualcoyotl: Named after the poet-philosopher emperor of Tezcoco (Texcoco), considered to be coequal with Montezuma, monarch of the Aztecs in the Aztec Triple Alliance First description: Rauchenberger, Kallman & … Continue reading

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