Male from San Jose River
A male of Amatitlania septemfasciata from San Jose River [Costa Rica], in the aquarium of Juan Miguel Atigas Azas [Mexico].Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (05-Mar-2012). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Amatitlania

Group
Bussingius (subgenus)

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
23-Dec-2011

Amatitlania septemfasciata (Regan, 1908)


Original description as Cichlosoma (Archocentrus) septemfasciatum:

ZooBank:05959AD0-4A2E-49DD-865C-34E4A788D8CF.

  • Regan, Charles Tate. 1908. "A collection of freshwater fishes made by Mr. C. F. Underwood in Costa Rica". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 8) pp. 455-464 (crc00206)
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Conservation: Amatitlania septemfasciata is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. While part of the area of distribution of Amatitlania septemfasciata is located inside biosphere reserves in Costa Rica, the lowlands in the southern part of their range is however located in the banana plantations area of Costa Rica in the Limon province, where rivers have been severely affected by their modification, the fertilizers and insecticides used in the banana farming industry. Having this cichlid such a reduced distribution range, this can be of concern to the populations’ stability.

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