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Xiphophorus hellerii

Basic information
Scientific name Xiphophorus hellerii (No picture)
Common names Green swordtail
Higher taxon Poeciliidae, Cyprinodontiformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Central America, South America.
Habitat Coastal part of ocean, forest, lake or pond, stream, swamp.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Yamanashi Pref., Okinawajima, and Kumejima Islands. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Establishment in Kumejima Is. was ca. 1960
Route Deliberate: As pet animal.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Israel, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Austrlia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, USA, Colombia, Pacific Islands (Hawaii, Fiji, Guam, etc.), Reunion, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Abe (ed) (1987) Illustrated Fishes in Color. Hokuryukan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-10)
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2008) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.