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Australoheros macacuensis  Ottoni & 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;  macacuensis: The specific name is from 'macacuensis', in reference to the river basin where the new species was collected..   More on author: Costa.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Rio Macacu basin, Cachoeiras de Macacu and Guapimirim in southeastern Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79631)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 7-8; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9; Vertebrae: 26. Distinguished from other congeners by the combination of the following characters: caudal vertebrae 12; absence of mark on side of head; dorsal-fin spines 16; dorsal-fin rays 10-11; anal-fin rays 8-9; rib pairs 10-11; snout not robust; 24-25 proximal radials on dorsal-fin base; 13 proximal radials on anal-fin base; absence of depression on head; pre-orbital depth 62.2-65.3% HL; interorbital width 37.2-41.1% HL; wide ectopterygoid; arms of epibranchial 2 with two long tubular processes; arm of epibranchial 1long; body depth 46.6-49.8% SL; ; last anal-fin spine length 13.8-16.5% SL; and posterior arm of trunk vertical bar 7 wider than the anterior one (Ref. 79631).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Ottoni, F.P. and W.J.E.M. Costa, 2008. Taxonomic revision of the genus Australoheros Rican & Kullander, 2006 (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with descriptions of nine new species from southeastern Brazil. Vertebrate Zoology 58(2):207-232. (Ref. 79631)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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