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Brief Summary

    Xiphophorus mayae: Brief Summary
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    Xiphophorus mayae is a fish in the Poeciliidae family. It is found in Central America: eastern Guatemala and western Honduras.

Comprehensive Description

    Biology
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    Collected in an area where the water is gray and substratum consists predominantly of large black boulders, gravel and mud; aquatic vegetation mainly with reeds and Vallisneria (Ref. 42936).
    Xiphophorus mayae
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    Xiphophorus mayae is a fish in the Poeciliidae family.[1] It is found in Central America: eastern Guatemala and western Honduras.[2]

    References

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    2. ^ Kang, J.H.; M. Schartl; R.B. Walter; A. Meyer (2013). "Comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of all species of swordtails and platies (Pisces: Genus Xiphophorus) uncovers a hybrid origin of a swordtail fish, Xiphophorus monticolus, and demonstrates that the sexually selected sword originated in the ancestral lineage of the genus, but was lost again secondarily". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13 (25). doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-25.


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Morphology

    Morphology
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    Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 28 - 29

Diagnostic Description

    Diagnostic Description
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    Distal part of gonopodium blade ray 3 bluntly pointed; three quarters of the caudal fin with fine red stripes; claw of tip of gonopodium ray 5 greatly enlarged; height/length ratios of tip of blade 5.6-6.3; dark pigmentation of the midlateral band continuous with the dark dorsal pigmentation of the sword in male. Caudal fin in males ray 5-8 forming a long sword; pelvic fin in females reaching to anal-fin base, in males to middle of gonopodium, second ray extremely prolonged and split, middle region thickened (Ref. 42936).

Threats

    Threats
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    Not Evaluated