Specimen Information

Xiphophorus variatus
Xiphophorus variatus
(Variable Platyfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID139688
GroupFishes
GenusXiphophorus
Speciesvariatus
Common NameVariable Platyfish
StateCA
CountyRiverside
LocalityAvenue 82 drainage ditch, between state route 86 and the Salton Sea, ~6.4 km east of Oasis
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSalton Sea
HUC8 Number18100204
HUC10 NameArroyo Salada-Frontal Salton Sea
HUC10 Number1810020415
HUC12 NameTravertine Palms Wash-Frontal Salton Sea
HUC12 Number181002041507
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month12
Collection Year1969
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusextirpated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:602
Author:St. Amant, J.A., and I. Sharp
Date:1971
Title:Addition of Xiphophorus variatus (Meek) to the California fauna.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:57
Pages:128-129
Reference 2
Ref. Number:274
Author:Shapovalov, L., A.J. Cordone, and W.A. Dill
Date:1981
Title:A list of freshwater and anadromous fishes of California.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:67
Issue:1
Pages:4-38
Reference 3
Ref. Number:20838
Author:Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Date:2011
Title:Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Marine Vertebrate Collection.
Publisher:Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
CommentsEscaped from a tropical fish farm adjacent to the ditch about 1956.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalScripps Institution of Oceanography
Museum Cat NumberSIO 70-58
VerifierHubbs, C.L.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected200
Number Preserved12


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