Specimen Information

Xiphophorus variatus
Xiphophorus variatus
(Variable Platyfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID279002
GroupFishes
GenusXiphophorus
Speciesvariatus
Common NameVariable Platyfish
StateCA
CountyOrange
LocalityFlood control channel, Westminster.
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSeal Beach
HUC8 Number18070201
Map
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Collection Day12
Collection Month7
Collection Year1968
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | released aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:20838
Author:Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Date:2011
Title:Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Marine Vertebrate Collection.
Publisher:Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:591
Author:St. Amant, J.A., and F.G. Hoover
Date:1969
Title:Addition of Misgurnus aguillicaudatus (Cantor) to the California fauna.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:55
Pages:330-331
Reference 3
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
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalScripps Institution of Oceanography
Museum Cat NumberSIO 69-174
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size23-37 m SL
Number Preserved2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/28/2021].

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