Female from Candelaria River
A female of Xiphophorus maculatus from swamps in the upper Candelaria River [Campeche]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (23-Apr-2013). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Xiphophorus maculatus (Günther, 1866)

Espada sureña; Southern platyfish.

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Original description as Platypoecilus maculatus:


  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1866. "Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, Esocidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae, in the collection of the British Museum". Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. 6: 1-368 (ffm04521)

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