Adult in breeding coloration
Adult of Herichthys tepehua in breeding coloration in Tenixtepec River [Mexico]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (04-May-2008). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Herichthys

Group
Cyanoguttatus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
29-Aug-2022

Herichthys tepehua de la Maza-Benignos, Ornelas-García, Lozano-Vilano, García-Ramírez & Doadrio, 2014


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Original description as Herichthys tepehua:

ZooBank:39FE30C9-08F3-4E07-854D-6F0C0335AE93.

cares

Conservation: Herichthys tepehua is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. De la Maza et al. (2014:222) explain how Herichthys tepehua has become extremely rare and is seldom captured in the Cazones, Tecolutla, and Solteros Rivers. Many populations appear to be confined to the most isolated tributaries or areas with turbid water where visibility limits the use of diving masks and homemade spears used by local fishermen.