Adult in aquarium
An adult of Crenicichla tuca in the aquarium of Oliver Lucanus [Canada]. Photo by Oliver Lucanus. determiner Oliver Lucanus

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Geophagini

Genus
Crenicichla

Status
valid


Curator

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Last updated on:
03-Apr-2012

Crenicichla tuca Piálek, Dragová, Casciotta, Almirón & O. Říčan, 2015

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Original description as Crenicichla tuca:

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  • Piálek, Lubomír & K. Dragová, J. Casciotta, A. Almirón & O. Říčan. 2015. "Description of two new species of Crenicichla (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the lower Iguazú River with a taxonomic reappraisal of C. iguassuensis, C. tesay and C. yaha". Historia Natural. v. 5(n. 2), pp. 5-27 (crc06900) (abstract)

Conservation: Crenicichla tuca is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Hydroelectric dams and deforestation threaten the habitat of this species.