Amatitlania coatepeque Schmitter-Soto, 2007
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  9.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range - 6 m
Distribution:  Central America: known only from Lake Coatepeque, El Salvador .
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 17-19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 8-10; Anal soft rays: 6-7; Vertebrae: 28-28. This species is characterized by the following: fourth bar on side of body Y-shaped, this is formed by ventral coalescence of 4th and 5th bars; posterior end of dentigerous arm of dentary triple-spined, squarish or bluntly pointed; with double medial-loop in the gut; differs from its congeners in having a posteriad projection at dorsal corner in lower lip (vs. absent), peritoneal pigmentation is uniformly sparse (vs. uniformly dark or silvery), 5-5.5 (vs. 5 or fewer) scales from lateral line to origin of dorsal fin (Ref. 74403).
Biology:  Found among rocks, in clear waters (Ref. 74403).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.02.08

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