Ron Coleman,
Cichlid Room Companion
Focus Central America

Cichlids and Science: Nesting For Success

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Last updated on 11-Aug-2005

Classification: Behavior.

'Cichlasoma' cf. salvini

In the Rio Tacotalpa drainage of upper Rio Grijalva system, a cichlid reminding at 'C.' salvini can be found. Compared to 'C.' salvini from lower Grijalva and the Usumacinta system, this form has a much duller, brownish ground coloration and many individuals appear very high bodied (see also Stawikowski & Werner, 1998). It is unclear if this form is a distinct species or a geographical (or ecological) variant of 'C.' salvini.

Most interestingly, 'C.' cf. salvini inhabits a sulfurous creek near the village of Tapijulapa (Tabasco, México) (see: Extremophile cichlids).


'Cichlasoma' cf. salvini freshly collected from El Azufre, Tacotalpa, Grijalva, a high hydrogen sufide (H2S) content spring near the village of Tapijulapa, Tabasco, México. Photo by Michi Tobler Determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.


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