Rocio ocotal Schmitter-Soto, 2007
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  9.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Central America: probably endemic of Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 18-19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 8-9; Anal soft rays: 6-9. This species is characterized by the following: abdomen reddish (vs. whitish-grayish) in life; pelvic fins often fall short of anal-fin origin (vs. usually reaching caudad beyond first or second anal-fin spine); no lingual cusp in lower symphysial teeth (vs. usually present); isolated secondary pores (in addition to the pored scales on the extended caudal fin) present (vs. absent or sporadic); no spots on scales on side of body (vs. present); 4 or 5 dentary pores (vs. always 4) (Ref. 74403).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 14.02.08

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