Andinoacara blombergi, a new species from the río Esmeraldas basin in Ecuador and a review of A. rivulatus (Teleostei: Cichlidae)

By Wijkmark, Nicklas & S. Kullander & R.E. Barriga Salazar

Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, v. 23(n. 2), pp. 117-137 (Oct-2012)


" Andinoacara blombergi, new species, is described from the río Esmeraldas basin in northern Ecuador. It is distinguished from the most similar species, A. rivulatus (Günther, 1860) by 25 vs. 24 scales in the E1 scale row, slightly higher average meristics, narrower head, and narrower interorbital space. Andinoacara rivulatus is redescribed on the basis of specimens from the Guayas, Túmbes and Zarumilla drainages in Ecuador and Peru. Aequidens azurifer Fowler, 1911 is a junior synonym of A. rivulatus. The syntypes of Acara aequinoctialis Regan, 1905 are also syntypes of A. rivulatus. A common lectotype is designated for A. rivulatus and A. aequinoctialis, making A. aequinoctialis a junior objective synonym of A. rivulatus "

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, South America.

Language: English

Wijkmark, Nicklas & S. Kullander & R.E. Barriga Salazar. 2012. "Andinoacara blombergi, a new species from the río Esmeraldas basin in Ecuador and a review of A. rivulatus (Teleostei: Cichlidae)". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 23(n. 2), pp. 117-137 (crc04621) (abstract)