Male at Huichihuayan
Male of Xiphophorus cortezi at Huichihuayan, Pánuco drainage [San Luis Potosi]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (20-Nov-2017). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Xiphophorus cortezi (Rosen, 1960)

Delicate swordtail; Espada de Cortés.

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Original description as Xiphophorus montezumae cortezi:


  • Rosen, Donn E. 1960. "Middle-American poeciliid fishes of the genus Xiphophorus". Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences. 5(4): 57-242 (ffm00047)

Conservation: Xiphophorus cortezi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018).