Male from Rio Apure
Male of Mesonauta insignis from Venezuela, most likely from the lower Río apure, in courtship, in the aquarium of Rainer Stawikowski [Germany].Photo by Rainer Stawikowski. (23-Nov-2005).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Mesonauta

Status
valid


Last updated on:
28-Sep-2010

Mesonauta insignis (Heckel, 1840)


Original description as Heros insignis:

ZooBank:14C3869B-426D-4B37-92B5-B646E17EFCDE.

  • 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)

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

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