Highland swordtail

The Highland swordtail lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Highland Swordtail Status in nature:- Common Status in hobby:- Established Range:- SE. Panuco Basin, found in headwaters above 500 to 1300 meters Morphs:- Different colour and bar patterns Comments:- in nature and in aquaria this species pefers floating aquatic vegetation. More

rainbowfish Highland Swordtail Hognosed brochis Hognosed corydoras honeycomb catfish Honey Gourami hoplo catfish hora's loach Horseface Loach Humpbacked Limia Humpback Grouper Inconspicuoue Blue Eye Indian Glass Barb Indian Ocean Sailfin Tang Indian tiger barb Indian Yellowtail Angel Iridescent corydoras Isaline's Cachorro Island Barb More

a similar species, the highland swordtail, that has a different scent. A whole section of the river is now almost completely populated by hybrid offspring. More

Common names

espada de Malinche in Spanish (español)
highland swordtail in English
Højlandssværddrager in Danish (dansk)
Raitamiekkapyrstö in Finnish (suomen kieli)
馬林劍尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
馬林劍尾魚 in Unknown
马林剑尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
马林剑尾鱼 in Unknown

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Poeciliidae
Genus : Xiphophorus
Species : Xiphophorus malinche
Authority : Rauchenberger, Kallman and Morizot,1990