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Australoheros saquarema  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;  saquarema: Named 'saquarema' in reference to the occurrence of this new species in the lagoon system, where it is endemic..   More on author: Costa.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Rio Mato Grosso basin, sistema lagoa de Saquarema in southeastern Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79631)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 7; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 26. Distinguished from other congeners by the combination of the following characters: caudal vertebrae 12; absence of mark on side of head; 14-15 proximal radials on anal-fin base; head with a depression near the snout in individuals above 3.0 cm SL; scales on upper lateral line row 17-18; wide ectopterygoid; arms of epibranchial 2 with two long tubular processes; arm of epibranchial 1 long; and arms of vertical trunk bar 7 with the same width (Ref. 79631).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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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