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

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Vieja

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
08-Apr-2020

Vieja zonata (Meek, 1905)

Mojarra Oaxaqueña; Mojarra prieta; Oaxaca cichlid.


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Original description as Cichlasoma zonatum:

ZooBank:25F75D64-D21C-4759-96BF-C2D379067D76.

  • Meek, Seth Eugene. 1905. "A collection of fishes from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 18; pp. 243-246 (crc00253)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Vieja zonata is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018). Given the very large range of Vieja zonata and the relative stability of many of the locales where it dwells, there is currently little concern about the future of this species.