Amphilophus astorquii Stauffer, McCrary & Black, 2008
Black midas cichlid
photo by Lehtonen, T.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  15.46 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Central America: Lake Apoyo in Nicaragua.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 16-18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 6-7; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Breeding adults with completely black caudal peduncle and head. Distance from snout to dorsal-fin origin 41.1-47.9% SL (Ref. 75014).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 15 July 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.04.08

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