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CAAB: 37244006

Species Xiphophorus maculatus (Günther, 1866)




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Scattered locations along QLD coast from tributaries of the Barron River, Cairns (16º55'S) to Nerang River, Gold Coast (28º02'S), also recorded from Medowie, NSW (32º44'S), Darwin, NT (130º50'E) and Christmas Island; tropical.

Introduced from Mexico via aquarium trade.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Sydney Basin (SB), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Other Regions

Christmas Island terrestrial & freshwater

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 18-Aug-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
20-Aug-2014 MODIFIED