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hellerii, Xiphophorus Heckel [J. J.] 1848:291, Pl. 8 (figs. 1-3) [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 1 (pt 1-5) [1848]; ref. 2069] Orizaba, Mexico [Atlantic]. Syntypes: NMW 60543 (8). •Valid as Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel 1848 [often as helleri] -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:65 [ref. 7067], Rosen 1979:362 [ref. 22796], Lee et al. 1980:554 [ref. 22416], Paxton et al. 1989:348 [ref. 12442], Page & Burr 1991:234 [ref. 18983], Pethiyagoda 1991:194 [ref. 20075], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:55 [ref. 22290], Kottelat et al. 1993:91 [ref. 23448], Skelton 1993:281 [ref. 24071] as helleri, McDowall in McDowall 1996:120 [ref. 22909], Rema Devi et al. 1996:140 [ref. 24021], Coad 1996:85 [ref. 25304], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:126 [ref. 22947], Rodriguez 1997:674 [ref. 23266], Fricke 1999:114 [ref. 24106], Keith et al. 1999:94 [ref. 24548], Rema Devi et al. 1999:161 [ref. 24758], Fuller et al. 1999:316 [ref. 25838], Morris et al. 2001:69 [ref. 25123], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:72 [ref. 25191], Sakai et al. 2001:89 [ref. 25693], Morgan & Gill 2001:349 [ref. 25843], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Skelton 2001:281 [ref. 27406], Allen et al. 2002:367 [ref. 25930], Meyer & Schartl 2002:59 [ref. 26066], Lim et al. 2002:00 [ref. 28310], Lucinda in Reis et al. 2003:573 [ref. 27061], Meyer & Schartl 2003:61 [ref. 27477], Kallman et al. 2004:15 [ref. 27790] as helleri, Nelson et al. 2004:106 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:295 [ref. 28379], Miller 2006:258 [ref. 28615], Hoese & Gates 2006:744 [ref. 28997], Lucinda & Reis 2005:44 [ref. 29205], Scharpf 2007:23 [ref. 30398], Fricke et al. 2009:32 [ref. 30213], Minckley & Marsh 2009:257 [ref. 31114], Matamoros et al. 2009:15 [ref. 31241] as helleri, Esmaeili et al. 2010:375 [ref. 33391], Page & Burr 2011:442 [ref. 31215], Fricke et al. 2011:371 [ref. 31242], Marshall 2011:200 [ref. 31755] as helleri, Hammer et al. 2012:66 [ref. 32389], Kottelat 2013:300 [ref. 32989], Larson et al. 2013:71 [ref. 32988], Page et al. 2013:111 [ref. 32708], Barriga Salazar 2014:117 [ref. 35745], Morgan et al. 2014:42 [ref. 36567], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:304 [ref. 34894], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:895 [ref. 34062], McDowall & Stewart 2015:975 [ref. 34275], Meyer 2015:382 [ref. 34698], Koeda et al. 2016:21 [ref. 35367] as heller, Esmaeili et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35254], Bruton et al. 2018:110 [ref. 36373], Esmaeili et al. 2018:75 [ref. 36089], Fricke et al. 2018:109 [ref. 35805], Robins et al. 2018:234 [ref. 35886], Huber 2019:146 [ref. 36941], Lorenzoni et al. 2019:252 [ref. 37108]). Current status: Valid as Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel 1848. Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae. Distribution: Atlantic slope of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico; introduced widely elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.