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Xiphophorus maculatus (Günther, 1866)
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Platypoecilus maculatus Günther, 1866; Southern Platyfish

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Xiphophorus maculatus ( Günther , 1866 )

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on author: Günther .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 8.0; dH range: 9 - 19; non-migratory. Tropical; 18°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672 ); 23°N - 17°N, 99°W - 86°W

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North and Central America: Ciudad Veracruz, Mexico to northern Belize. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m 2.8 , range 1 - 4.2 cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57749 ); 6.0 cm TL (female); common length : 2.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10. Distinct line of black pigment midventrally on caudal peduncle absent. Greatest body depth about 2 times in SL. Ventral rays of caudal fin of males not elongated into a sword. Male gonopodium falling short of caudal fin base, without a membranous protuberance, third ray with a strong hook (Ref. 30499 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in warm springs, canals and ditches with typically slow-moving water, silt bottoms and weedy banks (Refs. 5723; 44091, 44894 ). Also inhabit creeks and swamps (Ref. 44894 ). Feed on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Refs. 7020; 44091). Used for genetic research (Ref. 4537 ). Several color varieties are popular aquarium fishes, where they attain sexual maturity after 3-4 months and reproduce easily (Ref. 1672 ). Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

After 24 to 30 days gestation, 20 to 80 young are born (Ref 7020).

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Rodriguez, C.M. , 1997. Phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Poeciliini (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae). Copeia 1997(4):663-679. (Ref. 26855 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435 )

  Data deficient (DD)  ; Date assessed: 03 April 2018

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans






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Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00456 - 0.02295), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.2   ±0.40 se; based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1). Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).

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