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Heros nigrofasciatus, the convict cichlid in search of a name

By , 2009.
Willem Heijns, 200

Heros nigrofasciatus, the convict cichlid in search of a name

" After the original description by Albert Günther of the popular convict cichid as Heros nigrofasciatus back in 1867, its taxonomic history has been far from stable. The search for a proper scientific name and the relationships of this popular cichlid with the rest of the Central American cichlid species took well over 100 years, but it now seems that has reached a stable status, at least in our current understanding of what species. Willem Heijns explains the different views since the early times and in an easy to understand manner significantly widens our understanding of what can be behind a fish name and its relationships "

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