Male in the aquarium
Oscura heterospila in the aquarium of Lou Rovner, Philadelphia [USA]..Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas





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Oscura heterospila (Hubbs, 1936)

Original description as Cichlasoma heterospilum:


  • Hubbs, Carl Leavitt. 1936. "XVII. Fishes of the Yucatan Peninsula". The Cenotes of Yucat√°n, a Zoological and Hydrographic Survey. (457) pp. 157-287 (crc00250)

Conservation: Oscura heterospila is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. In spite of the widespread deforestation of the forest in the area of distribution of Oscura heterospila and the introduction of exotics, there is no immediate apparent danger to the survival of the species.

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