Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cyprinodontiformes > Family: Poeciliidae > Genus: Xiphophorus > Species: Xiphophorus hellerii

Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel, 1848

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atoyac-Schwertträger German Fishbase
Belize-Schwertträger German Fishbase
Catemaco-Schwertträger German Fishbase
Fünfstreifen-Schwertträger German Fishbase
Gefleckter Schwertträger German Fishbase
Gelber-oder Catemaco-Schwertträger German Fishbase
Grüner Schwertträger German Fishbase
Helleri German Fishbase
Kilickuyruk Turkish Fishbase
Messingschwertträger German Fishbase
Mieczyk hellera Polish Fishbase
Oaxaca-Schwertträger German Fishbase
Schwertträger German Fishbase
Streifenschwertträger German Fishbase
Yucatan-Schwertträger German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Xiphophorus jalapae Meek, 1902
Xiphophorus helleri Heckel, 1848
Poecilia helleri (Heckel, 1848)
Xiphophorus strigatus Regan, 1907
Xiphophorus brevis Regan, 1907
Xiphophorus rachovii Regan, 1911
Xiphophorus guentheri Jordan & Evermann, 1896
Xiphophorus hellerii guentheri Jordan & Evermann, 1896
Xiphophorus helleri helleri Heckel, 1848
Xiphophorus helleri strigatus Regan, 1907
Xiphophorus helleri brevis Regan, 1907
Xiphophorus guntheri Jordan & Evermann, 1896

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Xiphophorus hellerii European Network on Invasive Alien Species
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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