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Australoheros macaensis  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;  macaensis: Named 'macaensis' in allusion to the river basin where the species was collected..   More on author: Costa.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Rio Macaé basin in southeastern Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 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; head with a depression near the snout in individuals above 3.0 cm SL; wide ectopterygoid; arms of epibranchial 2 with two long tubular processes; arm of epibranchial 1 long; 25 proximal radials on dorsal-fin base; 13-14 proximal radials on anal-fin base; pre-orbital depth 55.8-58.8% HL; interorbital width 43.9-47.9% HL; arms of vertical trunk bar 7 with the same width; dorsal-fin spines 16; dorsal-fin rays 10-11; anal-fin rays 8-9; scales on lower lateral line row 8-10; snout not robust; rib pairs 11; and pre-orbital depth 55.8-58.8% HL (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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