Male in aquarium
Male of Mikrogeophagus maculicauda in the aquarium of Wolfgang Staeck [Germany]. Note the diagnostic black blotch in the caudal peduncle and the long extensions of the upper and lower caudal-fin rays, both characteristics diagnostic of this species. Photo by Wolfgang Staeck. (01-May-2020). determiner Wolfgang Staeck

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Geophagini

Genus
Mikrogeophagus

Status
valid


Last updated on:
09-Sep-2022

Mikrogeophagus maculicauda Staeck, Ottoni & Schindler, 2022


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Original description as Mikrogeophagus maculicauda:

ZooBank:CAC17D13-37A6-4A45-B892-1F769A712DE9.

  • Staeck, Wolfgang & Felipe Polivanov Ottoni, Ingo Schindler. 2022. "Mikrogeophagus maculicauda, a new dwarf cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the eastern drainage of the upper Rio Guaporé, Brazil". Fishtaxa. (24):49-58 (crc12052) (abstract)

Conservation: Mikrogeophagus maculicauda is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.