Amatitlania siquia Schmitter-Soto, 2007
photo by Lehtonen, T.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  7.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Central America: coasts of Costa Rica to Nicaragua, including Atlantic Honduras.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 17-18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 9-10; Anal soft rays: 7-8; Vertebrae: 26-27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body relatively deeper; fewer circumpeduncular scales; gill rakers on first arch often bifid; caudal edge of urohyal sigmoid; with anterodorsad spine on first dorsal pterygiophore; dorsal-fin interradial scales in one row; peritoneum pigmented rostrally; straight-irregular posterior edge of mesethmoid; gut simple, S-shaped, folded ventrorostrally, anal and medial loops not touching; caudal blotch two-thirds on peduncle and one-third on fin; scales from lateral line to base of first dorsal fin ray modally 1.5; caudal vertebrae modally 14 (Ref. 74403).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 07 November 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.02.08

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