Crenicichla anamiri Ito & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2015
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlinae
Max. size:  4.78 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Middle rio Xingu and rio Bacaj√°, upstream of Volta Grande do Xingu in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 18-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-10; Vertebrae: 30-32. Crenicichla anamiri is distinguished from all congeners except C. notophthalmus, C. regani, C. urosema, and C. virgatula by having serrations on supracleithrum (vs. absence). It differs from from C. notophthalmus and C. regani by having a black vertical elliptic blotch centrally positioned at caudal-fin base (vs. presence of ocellated blotch dorsally on caudal-fin base). It can be separated from C. regani, C. urosema and C. virgatula by having two to four rows of teeth in both jaws (vs. more than four rows); from C. virgatula and C. urosema also by the presence of vertical bars on the caudal fin (vs. absence) (Ref. 104708).
Biology:  Collected close to the shore or on sandy beaches next to roots of the riparian vegetation during dry season (Ref. 104708).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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