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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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Xiphophorus montezumae (Jordan and Snyder 1900)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry Montezumae Named after Montezuma the monarch of the Aztecs in the Aztec Triple Alliance First description: Jordan and Snyder, 1900 Notes on a collection of fishes from the rivers … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus malinche (Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot 1990)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry malinche: named after an Indian slave girl who acted as an interpreter to Hernando Cortes during the Spanish conquest. First description: Mary Rauchenberger, Klaus D. Kallman and Donald C. … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus cortezi (Rosen 1960)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry cortezi after Hernando Cortes (1485 – 1547) the Spanish conquistador who conquered most of the Aztec Empire between 1519 – 1524. First description: Donn E. Rosen 1960:  Middle-American poeciliid … Continue reading

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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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Chapultepec, Mexico City

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