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Species of Apistogramma (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from the Orinoco drainage basin, South America, with descriptions of four new species

Von Kullander, Sven

Zoologica Scripta, v.8(1); pp. 69-79 (Dez.-1979). DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.1979.tb006


" Apistogramma macmasteri sp.n. (headwaters of the R. Meta), A. viejita sp.n. (near Puerto Gaitan), A. hongsloi sp.n. (the R. Guarrojo and the Caño Perro), and A. iniridae sp.n. (Puerto Inírida and the Caño Bocon) are described from Colombia. A redescription is given of the types of A. hoignei Meinken (the R. Portuguesa, Venezuela). A. iniridae belongs to a group of chiefly Amazonian species, including also A. pertensis (Haseman). It is characterized by e.g. the absence of black in the anterior dorsal fin and the united dorsal fin lappets in males. The other four species constitute a group of closely related forms. Bars are present in the colour pattern, males have produced anterior dorsal fin lappets, and females have a dark blotch on the chest. Two additional, still undescribed species of Apistogramma in the Puerto Inírida region are noted "

Klassifizierung: Taxonomie und Phylogenie, Südamerika.

Sprache: English

Kullander, Sven. 1979. "Species of Apistogramma (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from the Orinoco drainage basin, South America, with descriptions of four new species". Zoologica Scripta. v.8(1); pp. 69-79 (crc00348) (Kurzfassung)