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Tamasopo, San Luis Potosi

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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

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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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Central Monterrey

This river was quite dry when we visited. This stretch is bang in the centre of Monterrey, one of Mexico’s largest cities. Despite the environment this habitat is home to several species including: Hericthys cynoguttatum Pseudoxiphophorus jonesi Xiphophorus hybrids.  

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Huasteca Canyon, Monterrey

Cañón de la Huasteca is an incredible place, it is only 10km from Monterry City centre with spectacular rock formations. It is a popular recreation area with cyclists, climbers and other outdoor pursuits actively enjoyed here. This site is now … Continue reading

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La Cofradia, Jalisco

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