Australoheros macacuensis Ottoni & Costa, 2008
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  8.32 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Rio Macacu basin, Cachoeiras de Macacu and Guapimirim in southeastern Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 16-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 7-8; Anal soft rays: 8-9; Vertebrae: 26-26. Distinguished from other congeners by the combination of the following characters: caudal vertebrae 12; absence of mark on side of head; dorsal-fin spines 16; dorsal-fin rays 10-11; anal-fin rays 8-9; rib pairs 10-11; snout not robust; 24-25 proximal radials on dorsal-fin base; 13 proximal radials on anal-fin base; absence of depression on head; pre-orbital depth 62.2-65.3% HL; interorbital width 37.2-41.1% HL; wide ectopterygoid; arms of epibranchial 2 with two long tubular processes; arm of epibranchial 1long; body depth 46.6-49.8% SL; ; last anal-fin spine length 13.8-16.5% SL; and posterior arm of trunk vertical bar 7 wider than the anterior one (Ref. 79631).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.11.08

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