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Australoheros charrua  ?í?an & Kullander, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Australoheros: From the Latin word 'australis' meaning southern, and the name Heros, after the nominotypic genus of the heroini tribe. tribe;  charrua: Named for the indigenous people of the Charrua, inhabiting Rio Grande do Sul State..   More on author: Kullander.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Middle Río Uruguay, Brazil and Uruguay.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74689)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 7-8; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 26 - 28. This species is similar to A. scitulus, but differs in having a lower dorsal 16 (vs.17) and anal 7 (vs. 8-9) fin spine counts; it has a higher dorsal ray count 10 (vs. 9); a shorter head; a larger interorbital distance; and lacks the diagnostic blotches on head and body which is usually present in A. scitulus (Ref. 74689).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

?í?an, O. and S.O. Kullander, 2008. The Australoheros (Teleostei: Cichlidae) species of Uruguay and Paraná River drainages. Zootaxa 1724:1-51. (Ref. 74689)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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