Female guarding her wrigglers
A female of Astatheros macracanthus guarding her wrigglers in the Ostuta River [Oaxaca].Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (13-May-2015). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Astatheros

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
23-Jun-2007

Astatheros macracanthus (Günther, 1864)


Original description as Heros macracanthus:

ZooBank:5E207B36-DFD5-4571-8FC0-F325EE2A6034.

  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1864. "Report of a collection of fishes made by Messrs. Dow, Godman, and Salvin in Guatemala". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1864, pp. 144-154 (crc00137)

Synonyms (3):

Conservation: Astatheros macracanthus is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Astatheros macracanthus is not listed in the Mexican Official Norm NOM-059-ECOL-2001. The habitat remains stable in most of its range.

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