Michi Tobler, 2005
Cichlid Room Companion
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The generic assignment of 'Cichlasoma' trimaculatum

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Last updated on 20-Jan-2007

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, North America.

'Cichlasoma' trimaculatum was previously assigned to genus Amphilophus. Kullander (2003) and Miller (2005), however, excluded this species from the genus and notes that generic allocation of the species is unclear. It is unclear on the basis of which characters this decision was made. Based on molecular genetic results (Concheiro Pérez et al., 2007), A. trimaculatus remains listed within Amphilophus here.

Male from Rio Tehuantepec Amphilophus trimaculatus from Rio Tehuantepec [Mexico] in the aquarium. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

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Tobler, Michi. (Jan 20, 2007). "The generic assignment of 'Cichlasoma' trimaculatum". Cichlid Room Companion. Retrieved on Apr 17, 2024, from:

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