Michi Tobler, 2005
Cichlid Room Companion
Focus Central America

The generic assignment of "Cichlasoma" octofasciatum

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Last updated on 20-Jan-2007

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, Central and North America.

This species is listed as insertae sedis by Stawikowksi & Werner (1998) and Kullander (2003). Whereas molecular phylogenetic data place the species at the base of Astatheros (Hulsey 2004), Miller (2005) assigns 'C.' octofasciatum to the genus Archcentrus. It is unclear, however, which definition of the genus was applied. The generic assignment of this species is still tendative and seems to belong to an undescribed genus (Concheiro et al. 2007; Schmitter-Soto, pers. comm.)

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Tobler, Michi. (Jan 20, 2007). "The generic assignment of "Cichlasoma" octofasciatum". Cichlid Room Companion. Retrieved on Sep 27, 2023, from: