Daily Archives: June 28, 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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