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A new species of the genus Xiphophorus Heckel 1848, endemic to northern Coahuila, Mexico (Pisces: Poeciliidae)

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  • Xiphophorus meyeri n. sp. is described as an endemic to Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. It appears to be the northernmost species of the genus. The new species is related to X. couchianus and X. gordoni, but differs morphologically from those by dorsal fin ray number, by the expression of some gonopodial features and most markedly by the appearance of macromelanophores or tr-melanophores.

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Author: Manfred Schartl, Johannes Horst Schröder
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Medizinische Fakultät / Theodor-Boveri-Institut für Biowissenschaften
Year of Completion:1987
Source:In: Senckenbergiana / Senckenbergiana biologica, 1987, 68, 4/6, S. 311-321
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 54 Chemie / 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
GND Keyword:Schwertkräpfling; Coahuila
Release Date:2014/07/16
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht