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Species profile—Xiphophorus hellerii (swordtail)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) → Poeciliidae (livebearers) → Xiphophorus hellerii (swordtail)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Family
Poeciliidae (livebearers)
Scientific name
Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel, 1848
Common name
swordtail
Type reference
Heckel, J.J. (1848). Eine neue Gattung von Poecilien mit rochenartigem Anklammerungs-Organe. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 1(1-5): 289-303.
WildNet taxon ID
19690
Synonym(s)
Xiphophorus helleri
Alternate name(s)
green swordtail
Conservation significant
No
Wetland status
Wetland Dependant Species
Endemicity
Introduced
Pest status
Feral Animal
Species environment
Aquatic

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=19690

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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