Xiphophorus andersi Meyer & Schartl, 1980
Spiketail platyfish
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Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Poeciliinae
Max. size:  4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); 5.5 cm (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5; dH range: 10 - 25
Distribution:  Central America: Rio Atoyac near Chico in Veracruz, Mexico.
Biology:  Inhabits fast flowing river with an average depth of 2 m. Occurs with other livebearers, Xiphophorus hellerii and Heterandria jonesi.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 27 March 2018 (B1ab(iii,v)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.03.98
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 08.11.06
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 23.06.98

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