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Mesonauta mirificus  Kullander & Silfvergrip, 1991

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Mesonauta: Name not explained by Günther; probably from the Greek 'mesos' meaning middle or average, and 'nautes' for sailo (alternatively from Latin 'nauta' or sailor; the name perhaps refers to he position of dorsal fin origin posterior to the pelvic fin which was the author's principal diagnostic character.;  mirificus: Named from a Latin adjective 'mirificus' meaning wonderful (Ref. 86444).   More on author: Kullander.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.7 - 7.3; dH range: 5 - 13.   Tropical; 24°C - 30°C (Ref. 40602), preferred ?

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South America: Amazon River basin in Peru and Colombia, in tributaries of the Ucayali and Amazon rivers, from Yarina Cocha to Mocagua Island near Leticia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from its congeners by its colour pattern: bar 6 including a light vertical stripe that usually divides the bar into two narrow parallel stripes below the middle of the side, and narrow dark horizontal lines along the side. It is similar to M. egregius in having bar six doubled, but with 8 or 9 (vs. 6 or 7) anal fin spines (Ref. 86444).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In blackwater rivers, among plants (Ref. 40602).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Kullander, S.O., 2003. Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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