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CAAB: 37244005

Species Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel, 1848





New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Barron River, Cairns (16º53'S), and scattered localities along QLD coast to Burringbar Creek, northern NSW (28º26'S), also Nhulunbuy (136º47'E), Darwin (130º50'E) and Alice Springs (23º49'S, 133º44'E), NT, and recently recorded from Irwin River (29º13'S), near Geraldton, WA, and northeast of Robe, SA (37º01'S, 139º58'E); tropical.

Introduced from Mexico via aquarium trade.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Freshwater, omnivore, pelagic.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Sep-2014 CYPRINODONTIFORMES 11-Mar-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)