Tuesday, May 1, 2012

[Ichthyology • 2003] Australoheros ‘Cichlasoma’ scitulum • a new species of cichlid fish from the Río de la Plata region in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay


Australoheros Cichlasoma scitulum
Rícan & Kullander, 2003

Cichlasomascitulum, new species, is described from the Rı´o Rosario drainage in the Río de La Plata region of Uruguay, and from lower Río Uruguay tributaries in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. It is easily distinguished from the other two species of the ‘Cichlasoma’ facetum group in meristic and coloration characters. ‘Cichlasoma’ scitulum has the highest anal-fin spine counts of the three species and it is also
characterized by having black-spotted dorsal, anal and caudal fins and flank and opercular scales.


Rícan, O. & S. O. Kullander. 2003. ‘Cichlasomascitulum: a new species of cichlid fish from the Río de la Plata region in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. – Copeia 2003, 4: 794–802.: http://www.aqvaterra.com/docs/scitulum.pdf

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