Male at Naopa
Male of Xiphophorus malinche in the Rio Claro at Naopa, Panuco drainage [Hidalgo]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (11-May-2019). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Xiphophorus malinche Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot, 1910

Espada de Malinche; Highland swordtail.

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Original description as Xiphophorus malinche:


  • Rauchenberger, Mary & K.D. Kallman, and D.C. Morizot. 1990. "Monophyly and geography of the Río Pánuco Basin swordtails (Genus Xiphophorus) with descriptions of four new species". American Museum Novitates. (2975): 1-41 (ffm00052) (abstract)

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