Category Archives: Species Profiles

Species Profiles of a Range of Livebearer Species. Please click on the name to view the profile.

Xiphophorus birchmani

Xiphophorus birchmanni Lechner & Radda 1987 Common Name: Sheepshead swordtail Meaning of Name: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry birchmanni after one of the collectors H.Birchmann. First Description: First description:First description:P. Lechner & A. C. Radda 1987.Revision des Xiphophorus … Continue reading

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Phallichthys tico

Phallichthys tico (W.A.Bussing 1963) Meaning of Name: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – tico in honour or Republica de Cost Rica the only country it is found. First Description: W. A. Bussing, 1963 Bussing, W.A., 1979: A new poeciliid fish, … Continue reading

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Phallichthys quadripunctatus

Phallichthys quadripunctatus (W.A.Bussing, 1979) Meaning of Name: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – quadripunctatus in reference to the four distinct spots on the body. First Description: Phallichthys quadripunctatus W. A. Bussing, 1979 Bussing, W.A., 1979: A new fish of the … Continue reading

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Phallichthys amates pitteri

Phallichthys amates pitteri (Meek 1912) Common Name:  Orange fin merry widow Size: Male : 4.5cm. Female: 8cm Etymology: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – pitteri . Unknown First Description: Meek 1912 Reference Bussing, W.A., 1998. Peces de las aguas continentales de … Continue reading

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Phallichthys amates amates

Meaning of Name: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – amates possibly because of the type locality. Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – amates possibly because of the type locality. First Description: Miller 1907 Reference Bussing, W.A., 1998. Peces de las … Continue reading

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Phallichthys fairweatheri

Phallichthys fairweatheri (Rosen and Bailey 1959) Meaning of Name: Phallichthys meaning phallus or gonopodium – fairweatheri after Dr Gerald Fairweather.   First Description: Rosen & Bailey in 1959 Type Locality: Rio san Pedro de Martir, or a branch, about about … Continue reading

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