Male in the aquarium
A male of Herotilapia multispinosa in the aquarium of Martine Peyssou [France].Photo by Patrick Tawil. (14-Mar-2015). determiner Rico Morgenstern

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Herotilapia

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
10-Jan-2011

Herotilapia multispinosa (Günther, 1866)

Cholesca.


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Original description as Heros multispinosus:

ZooBank:3CC6C0EE-F67A-4C3C-BC4D-7F797A1E0913.

  • 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)

Conservation: Herotilapia multispinosa is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2019).