Xiphophorus hellerii was reported from 37 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 35 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: North and Central America: Rio Nantla, Veracruz in Mexico to northwestern Honduras. Africa: Feral populations reported from Natal and eastern Transvaal as well as in Lake Otjikoto, Namibia (Ref. 7248). Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
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Table 1: Present in 35 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS introduced 1739
North America Bahamas BHS introduced 26362
North America Belize BLZ native 26130
South America Brazil BRA introduced 99863
South America Colombia COL introduced 1739
Europe Czechia CZE introduced 1739
Oceania Fiji FJI introduced 12743
North America Guadeloupe GLP introduced 91643
Oceania Guam GUM introduced 1739
North America Guatemala GTM native 1739
Oceania Hawaii HWI introduced 5360
North America Honduras HND native 26130
Asia Hong Kong HKG introduced 13686
Europe Hungary HUN introduced 1739
Asia India IND introduced 50614
Asia Indonesia IDN introduced 7050
Asia Israel ISR introduced 52511
North America Jamaica JAM introduced 27158
Asia Japan JPN introduced 53301
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 13333
North America Martinique MTQ introduced 48621
Africa Mauritius MUS introduced 57749
North America Mexico MEX native 26130
Africa Namibia NAM introduced 13686
Oceania New Caledonia NCL introduced 13235
Oceania New Zealand NZL introduced 11115
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG introduced 2847
North America Puerto Rico PRI introduced 6443
Africa Réunion REU introduced 48660
Asia Singapore SGP introduced 38466
Europe Slovakia SVK introduced 90058
Africa South Africa ZAF introduced 1739
Asia Sri Lanka LKA introduced 6028
Asia Taiwan TWN introduced 78619
North America USA USA introduced 5723

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia China CHN questionable 57879

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Canada CAN not established 52559

Table 4: Reported from 37 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS introduced 1739
North America Bahamas BHS introduced 26362
North America Belize BLZ native 26130
South America Brazil BRA introduced 99863
North America Canada CAN not established 52559
Asia China CHN questionable 57879
South America Colombia COL introduced 1739
Europe Czechia CZE introduced 1739
Oceania Fiji FJI introduced 12743
North America Guadeloupe GLP introduced 91643
Oceania Guam GUM introduced 1739
North America Guatemala GTM native 1739
Oceania Hawaii HWI introduced 5360
North America Honduras HND native 26130
Asia Hong Kong HKG introduced 13686
Europe Hungary HUN introduced 1739
Asia India IND introduced 50614
Asia Indonesia IDN introduced 7050
Asia Israel ISR introduced 52511
North America Jamaica JAM introduced 27158
Asia Japan JPN introduced 53301
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 13333
North America Martinique MTQ introduced 48621
Africa Mauritius MUS introduced 57749
North America Mexico MEX native 26130
Africa Namibia NAM introduced 13686
Oceania New Caledonia NCL introduced 13235
Oceania New Zealand NZL introduced 11115
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG introduced 2847
North America Puerto Rico PRI introduced 6443
Africa Réunion REU introduced 48660
Asia Singapore SGP introduced 38466
Europe Slovakia SVK introduced 90058
Africa South Africa ZAF introduced 1739
Asia Sri Lanka LKA introduced 6028
Asia Taiwan TWN introduced 78619
North America USA USA introduced 5723
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