An insular record of the Mayan cichlid Mayaheros urophthalmus (Günther, 1862) (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) on an island 70 km offshore in the Honduran Caribbean

By Lardizábal, Claudia C & Dilenia E. Martínez Lesbia E. Zamora Caleb D. McMahan Wilfredo A. Matamoros

Journal of Fish Biology, 10-Jul-2020. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14488


" Here we report the first record of the Mayan cichlid, Mayaheros urophthalmus, occurring on an offshore island 70 km from the mainland, the most distant record from the mainland to date. Specimens were collected during several ichthyological surveys on the island of Guanaja, Honduras in November 2019. Mayan cichlids are euryhaline fishes that perform very well in fresh, brackish and marine waters. It has been hypothesized that their high tolerance to salinity and potential of using costal waterways has facilitated the colonization and expansion of M. urophthalmus "

Classification: Distribution and conservation, Central and North America.

Language: English

Lardizábal, Claudia C & Dilenia E. Martínez Lesbia E. Zamora Caleb D. McMahan Wilfredo A. Matamoros. 2020. "An insular record of the Mayan cichlid Mayaheros urophthalmus (Günther, 1862) (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) on an island 70 km offshore in the Honduran Caribbean". Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14488 (crc09907) (abstract)