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Australoheros ribeirae  Ottoni, Oyakawa & Costa, 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;  ribeirae: Named for its type locality, Ribeira do Iguape..   More on author: Costa.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: endemic to rio Ribeira do Iguape basin in Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79631)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 6-7; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 26. Distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: dorsal fin with 9-10 rays; anal fin with 6-7 spines and 8 rays; precaudal vertebrae 14; caudal vertebrae 12; total vertebrae 26; longitudinal series scales 24-26; upper lateral line series scales 16-18; head depth 95.4-98.9% HL; last dorsal-fin spine length 16.0-16.8% SL; body depth 47.4-51.3% SL; pelvic fin length 32.4-37.2% SL; predorsal length 47.1-49.6% SL; preorbital depth 64.2-73.3% HL; head width 48.9-53.6% HL; ectopterigoid narrow; process of second vertebra truncate; epibranchial 2 with two long tubular processes; anterior arm of epibranchial 1 long; trunk bars never ventrally forked, trunk bar 5 dorsally unforked, straight connection between trunk bars 5-6 above upper lateral line, dorsal portion of trunk bars 2-4 inclined posteriorly, trunk bar 1 only slightly curved, with anterior margin not expanded; opercle without spots and body side usually red (Ref. 75696).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ottoni, F.P., O.T. Oyakawa and W.J.E.M. Costa, 2008. A new species of the genus Australoheros from the rio Ribeira do Iguape basin, São Paulo, Brazil (Labroidei: Cichlidae: Cichlasomatinae). Vertebrate Zoology 58(1):75-81. (Ref. 75696)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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