Male in the aquarium
A male of Amphilophus trimaculatus in the aquarium of Morrel Devlin [USA].Photo by Morrell Devlin. determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Amphilophus

Status
valid


Curator

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Last updated on:
18-Nov-2016

Amphilophus trimaculatus (Günther, 1867)

Istataua; Mojarra prieta; Three spot cichlid.


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Original description as Heros trimaculatus:

ZooBank:E540DE50-B176-4C03-8356-BD7F8DE261EC.

  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1867. "On the fishes of the states of Central America, founded upon specimens collected in fresh and marine waters of various parts of that country by Messrs. Salvin and Godman and Capt. J. M. Dow". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1866, pp. 600-604 (crc00014)

Synonyms (2):

Conservation: Amphilophus trimaculatus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Given their large distribution and low human industrial activity in the distribution area of Amphilophus trimaculatus, it can be considered safe at present time.