Male at Motzorongo
Male of Xiphophorus hellerii or the normal morph with red dorsal at Motzorongo, Papaloapan drainage [Veracruz]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (04-Apr-2021). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel, 1848

Cola de espada; Green swordtail.

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Original description as Xiphophorus hellerii:

  • Heckel, Johann Jakob. 1853. "Eine neue Gattung von Poecilien mit rochenartigem Anklammerungs-Organe". Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin. v. 1, pp. 289-303 (ffm04582)

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Conservation: Xiphophorus hellerii is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.