A New Species of Bujurquina (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Río Danta, Ecuador, with a Key to the Species in the Genus

By Arbour, Jessica H & R.E. Barriga Salazar & H. López-Fernández

Copeia, v. 2014(n. 1), pp. 79-86 2014. DOI: 10.1643/CI-13-028


" Bujurquina pardus is described from 12 specimens collected in 1989 from the Río Danta in the upper reaches of the Río Tigre drainage in the Pastaza province of Ecuador. It is distinguished from all other Bujurquina by a pattern of small dark spots arranged in rows along its flanks. Bujurquina pardus can be further distinguished from all other Bujurquina by the combination of whitish hyaline dorsal-fin lappet margins, rather than black lappets margins, and a lateral band which reaches the dorsal edge of the caudal peduncle, rather than only reaching the soft dorsal-fin base. It can be further distinguished from many of its congeners by the presence of spotting on the spinous dorsal fin and in having short pectoral fins (<32% of SL). A key to all the currently described species of Bujurquina is provided "

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, South America.

Language: English

Arbour, Jessica H & R.E. Barriga Salazar & H. López-Fernández. 2014. "A New Species of Bujurquina (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Río Danta, Ecuador, with a Key to the Species in the Genus". Copeia. v. 2014(n. 1), pp. 79-86. DOI: 10.1643/CI-13-028 (crc06195) (abstract)