Category Archives: Xiphophorus

Species Descriptions of the Xiphophorus genus

The Northern Platies

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

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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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