ID Cribroheros

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ID Cribroheros

Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed May 17, 2017 6:26 am

Hi guys,
a friend of mine made a trip to Costa-Rica a few weeks ago.
He sent to me this picture of cichlid, asking me for the name.
It was in the central part of the land.
So it seems to me it could be alfari or rostratus, but probably alfari.
Do you agree ?

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Re: ID Cribroheros

Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed May 17, 2017 6:35 am

Strange !
Impossible to add any picture !!!
You'll find it here :
http://philippe-burnel.fr/forums/VpC%20 ... a%20sp.JPG

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Re: ID Cribroheros

Post by Bas Pels » Wed May 17, 2017 6:49 am

Never heard of rostratus with a red line on top of the dorsal fin - but all fish in the alfari group - bussingi, rhysisma, disquis - have one.

I would not assume them to be rostratus. But are you scertain it cannot be another of the species from the alfari group?

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed May 17, 2017 10:00 am

I said alfari and rostratus because it seems they are the two Cribroheros sp in this area (following W. Heijns facebook)
I think it's alfari, but as I'm not sure, i'd like other points of view.

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Re: ID Cribroheros

Post by River » Fri May 19, 2017 10:09 am

It almost must be C. alfari. It is the only to the picture corresponding Cribroheros in Central Costa Rica. As you may know, there is another relative in the south, C. diquis and two in the extreme East C, rhytisma and C, diquis.

In my eyes, C. rostratus is not considered. Not because of the red dorsal (I think this may occur in C. rostratus), but more because of the total apareance.

Interesting are the iridescent stripes on the operculum. C. alfari is widespread, so it may be a local variety.

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Re: ID Cribroheros

Post by Philippe Burnel » Sat May 20, 2017 12:35 pm

Thanks,
Sure it's alfari.
I've got more informations about the place.
It was close to Fortuna (East of Lake Arenal). So the only possible sp with this color is alfari

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