Subadult from Rio San Juan
Mesoheros gephyrus subadult from the Rio San Juan [Colombia] in the aquarium of Mark Smith [USA].Photo by Mark Smith. (11-Mar-2010).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Mesoheros

Status
valid


Mesoheros gephyrus (Eigenmann, 1923)


Original description as Cichlasoma ornatum gephyrum:

ZooBank:16BFA389-1F0B-47F3-871A-E6B93E2ACC13.

  • Eigenmann, Carl H. 1922. "The fishes of western South America, Part I. The fresh-water fishes of northwestern South America, including Colombia, Panama, and the Pacific slopes of Ecuador and Peru, together with an appendix upon the fishes of the Rio Meta in Colombia". Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum. vol. 9 (n. 1): pp. 1-346 (crc00283)

Nomenclature history:

Inhabited countries:

Type locality: Río Dagua, Cordoba, Colombia.

Conservation: Mesoheros gephyrus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2016).

References (3):

  • Burgess, Warren. 2000. "The Cichlasoma story. Herichthys, the break-up". Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine. v. 48(n. 11); pp. 44-54 (crc01003)
  • Eigenmann, Carl H. 1922. "The fishes of western South America, Part I. The fresh-water fishes of northwestern South America, including Colombia, Panama, and the Pacific slopes of Ecuador and Peru, together with an appendix upon the fishes of the Rio Meta in Colombia". Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum. vol. 9 (n. 1): pp. 1-346 (crc00283)
  • Říčan, Oldřich & L. Piálek, K. Dragová & J. Novák. 2016. "Diversity and evolution of the Middle American cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with revised classification". Vertebrate Zoology. v. 66(n. 1), pp. 1 – 102 (crc07292) (abstract)

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