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Genera list

Cichlasoma


Cichlasoma amazonarum
amazonarum

Cichlasoma bimaculatum
bimaculatum

Cichlasoma boliviense
boliviense

Cichlasoma dimerus
dimerus

Cichlasoma portalegrense
portalegrense

   not yet illustrated

araguaiense

microlepis

orientale

orinocense

paranaense

pusillum

sanctifranciscense

taenia

zarskei

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Cichlasomatini

Genus
Cichlasoma

Status
valid


Adult in the aquarium
Cichlasoma dimerus in the aquarium of Ariel Alberto Puentes.Photo by Ariel Alberto Puentes. Click to enlarge

Cichlasoma dimerus (Heckel, 1840)


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Original description as Acara dimerus:

  • Heckel, Johann Jakob. 1840. "Johann Natterer's neue Flussfische Brasilien's nach den Beobachtungen und Mittheilungen des Entdeckers beschrieben (Erste Abtheilung, Die Labroiden)". Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte. pp 325-471 (crc00007)

Synonyms (2):

  • Acara marginatus, with type locality at Cuiabá, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. Determiner: Kullander, 1983.
  • Heros centralis, with type locality at Santiago de l'Estero Province, Argentina. Determiner: Kullander, 1983.

Conservation: Cichlasoma dimerus is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.