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Crenicichla ypo  Casciotta, Almirón, Piálek, Gómez & ?í?an, 2010

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Etymology: Crenicichla: Latin, crenulatus = cut, clipped + Greek, kichle = wrasse (Ref. 45335);  ypo: The specific name ypo, is a Mbya Guaraní word y po that means water dweller.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Arroyo Uruguaí basin, middle Paraná River basin in Misiones, Argentina.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85167)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 20 - 22; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9. Distinguished by the following characters: 6 to 8 irregular blotches along the upper lateral line; lacking scattered dark spots on flanks; low number (47-55) of E1 scales; and a slightly prognathous lower jaw. Females possess a distinctive coloration of the dorsal fin, with a wide black longitudinal stripe on the distal portion with an equally wide red stripe below it (Ref. 85167).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Recorded both before and after the Urugua-í hydroelectrical dam was built in 1989. Presently inhabits also directly in the reservoir. Occurs in a moderately fast flowing river with tributaries of an average depth of 1 m outside of the dam influence and with bottom consisting of mud, sand with gravel and/or bedrock. Sympatric with Crenicichla yaha(Ref. 85167).

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

Casciotta, J., A. Almirón, L. Píalek, S. Gómez and O. Rícan, 2010. Crenicichla ypo (Teleostei: Cichlidae), a new species from the middle Paraná basin in Misiones, Argentina. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 8(3):643-648. (Ref. 85167)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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