Male at Huichihuayán
Male of Xiphophorus pygmaeus at Huichihuayán, Pánuco drainage [San Luis Potosi]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (26-Nov-2017). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Xiphophorus pygmaeus Hubbs & Gordon, 1943

Espada pigmeo delgado; Pygmy platyfish; Pygmy swordtail.

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Original description as Xiphophorus pygmaeus:


  • Hubbs, Carl Leavitt & M. Gordon. 1943. "Studies of cyprinodont fishes. XIX. Xiphophorus pygmaeus, new species from Mexico". Copeia. v. 1943(n. 1), pp. 31-33 (ffm00064)

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