Syntype of Heros mento stored in the National Natural History Museum (Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle) [Paris] with registration MNHN-IC-1894-0283. The specimen was collected by Marie Firmin Bocourt and Mehedin in Rio Negro [Mexico]. It is reproduced here under Creative Commons 4.0 license granted by the MNHN. Photo by L. Randrihasipara.Photo by anonymous . (19-Oct-2016).


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Heros mento Vaillant & Pellegrin, 1902

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Considered a synonym of Amphilophus istlanus (Jordan & Snyder, 1899)

  • Taylor, Jeffrey & Robert Rush Miller. 1980. "Two new cichlid fishes, genus Cichlasoma, from Chiapas, Mexico". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (n. 693), pp. 16 (crc00249)

Original description as Heros mento:


  • Vaillant, Leon Louis & J. Pellegrin. 1902. "Cichlidés nouveaux de l'Amérique Centrale". Bulletin du Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle. 8; pp 85-86 (crc00021)