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The fishes of Gallinas River
The wonderful fish fauna of one of the most beautiful mexican rivers
A Visit to White Water Lagoon
One of the more enigmatic habitats in Central American, house of the Red Bay Snook
Molecular analyses of the phylogenetic relationships of Central American cichlids revealed a close relationship of Hypsophrys nicaraguensis and Neetroplus nematopus (Hulsey et al. 2004). These two species from in fact a monophyletic group. Thus, Neetroplus Günther, 1867 may be considered as a junior synonym of Hypsophrys Agassiz, 1859.
Hypsophrys nicaraguensis and Neetroplus nematopus indeed share several characteristics. Both species have a unique head morphology with a rounded profile and a subterminal mouth. Furthermore, both species have a distinct black color pattern in the middle of the body (a big blotch in H. nicaraguensis and a vertical band in N. nematopus. Both species breed in crevices.
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Tobler, Michi. (August 10, 2005). "Hypsophrys & Neetroplus: A monophyletic group?". The Cichlid Room Companion. Retrieved on June 19, 2013, from: http://www.cichlidae.com/section.php?id=7.