DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/13.3.2149

Range extension of the invasive fish Xiphophorus maculatus (Günther, 1866) (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae) in the upper Magdalena river basin, Colombia

Juan G. Albornoz-Garzón, Francisco A. Villa-Navarro

Abstract


This study reports the expansion of the known distribution of the invasive fish Xiphophorus maculatus (Günther, 1866) into the upper Magdalena river basin. The new record comes from a wetland in the Dry Tropical Forest biome in Tolima and represents the first collection of this species from the upper Magdalena river basin. An updated distribution for Colombia is provided.

Keywords


South America; Tras-Andean region; Tolima; wetland; Poeciliidae; invasive species

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