Specimen Information

Xiphophorus hellerii
Xiphophorus hellerii
(Green Swordtail)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID28179
GroupFishes
GenusXiphophorus
Specieshellerii
Common NameGreen Swordtail
StateCA
CountyRiverside
LocalityDrainage canal south of Mecca, at junction of Hwy 111 and Johnson Avenue [St.].
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSalton Sea
HUC8 Number18100204
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month7
Collection Year1974
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:601
Author:Mearns, A.J.
Date:1975
Title:Poeciliopsis gracilis (Heckel), a newly introduced poeciliid fish in California.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:61
Pages:251-253
Reference 2
Ref. Number:10
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.A. Hensley, J.N. Taylor, and J.A. McCann.
Date:1984
Title:Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:41-77
Reference 3
Ref. Number:459
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.P. Jennings, and J.D. Williams.
Date:1991
Title:Appendix 2: Exotic fishes
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:97-107
CommentsNative to Central America and Mexico. Moyle (2002) says small numbers may persist in some Salton Sea drainages.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size22 mm SL
Number of Juveniles1


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