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xiphidium, Platypoecilus Gordon [M.] 1932:287 [Aquatic Life v. 15; ref. 22232] Río Corona at La Corona, 15 miles north of Ciudad, Victoria, Río Soto la Marina system, Tamualipas, Mexico. Lectotype: UMMZ 97573. Paralectotypes: UMMZ 108663 (164), plus other specimens at UMMZ. Lectotype selected by Rosen 1960:83 [ref. 11945]. •Synonym of Xiphophorus variatus (Meek 1904), but a valid subspecies -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:65 [ref. 7067]). •Valid as Xiphophorus xiphidium (Gordon 1932) -- (Rosen 1979:354 [ref. 22796], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:57 [ref. 22290], Rodriguez 1997:674 [ref. 23266], Meyer & Schartl 2002:59 [ref. 26066], Lucinda in Reis et al. 2003:575 [ref. 27061], Nelson et al. 2004:106 [ref. 27807], Lucinda & Reis 2005:44 [ref. 29205], Scharpf 2007:24 [ref. 30398], Page et al. 2013:112 [ref. 32708], Meyer 2015:411 [ref. 34698]). Current status: Valid as Xiphophorus xiphidium (Gordon 1932). Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae. Distribution: Soto La Marina River drainage, Atlantic Slope of Mexico. Habitat: freshwater.