Taxonomy and biological aspects of the Central American cichlid fishes Cichlasoma sieboldii and C. tuba

By Bussing, William

Revista de Biologia Tropical, v. 23(n. 2), pp. 189-211 (1975)


" The complex taxonomic history of Cichlasoma sieboldii is reviewed.Cichlasoma punctatum and its synonym Theraps terrabae are induded for the first time in the synoymy of C. sieboldii. A report of C. guttulatum from Panamá is attributable to a misidentification of C. tuba, which had not been previously reported from that country. The morphologic and meristic variation, coloration, ecology and geographic distribution of C. sieboldii and C. tuba are discussed. Morphologic and distributional evidence suggest that these two species are Pacific and Atlantic slope derivatives of a common Pliocene ancestor "

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, Central and North America.

Language: English

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Bussing, William. 1975. "Taxonomy and biological aspects of the Central American cichlid fishes Cichlasoma sieboldii and C. tuba". Revista de Biologia Tropical. v. 23(n. 2), pp. 189-211 (crc06510) (abstract)