Male and female at El Tejón
A male and a female of Xiphophorus monticolus at El Tejón, Rio Coatzacoalcos drainage [Oaxaca]. Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (23-Feb-2022). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Xiphophorus monticolus Kallman, Walter, Morizot & Kazianis, 2004

Southern mountain swordtail.

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Original description as Xiphophorus monticolus:


  • Kallman, Klaus D & R.B. Walter, D.C. Morizot, S. Kazianis. 2004. "Two new species of Xiphophorus (Poeciliidae) from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, with a discussion of the distribution of the X. clemenciae Clade". American Museum Novitates. (3441):1-34 (ffm00266) (abstract)

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