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Hoplarchus psittacus (Heckel 1840)


Currently Accepted Name: Hoplarchus psittacus (Heckel 1840)

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Acanthopterygii
Series : Percomorpha
Order : Perciformes
Suborder : Labroidei
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Hoplarchus
Species : psittacus

Selected Name

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Name: Hoplarchus psittacus
Author: (Heckel 1840)
Genus: Hoplarchus
Species: psittacus

Current Name

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Current Name: Hoplarchus psittacus
Current Author: (Heckel 1840)
Current Genus: Hoplarchus
Current Species: psittacus
Current Summary: Hoplarchus psittacus (Heckel 1840) Cichlidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Heros psittacus
Original Author: Heckel 1840
Original Genus Species: Heros psittacus
Original Genus: Heros
Original Species: psittacus

Original Description

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Original Name:Heros psittacus Heckel 1840
Reference: [ref. 2064]
Journal Acronym: AWMN
Journal: Annalen des Wierner Museums der Natrugeschichte
Article: Johann Natterer's neue Flussfische Brasilien's nach den Beobachtungen und Mittheilungen des Entdeckers beschrieben (Erste Abtheilung, Die Labroiden).
Citation: v. 2
Pages: 325-471
Drawings: Pls. 29-30
Text Page: 369
Type Locality: Río Negro north of Maribitanos, at foot of Cocui Mountains, Venezuela.
Types: Syntypes: ?NMW 17641-42 (1, 1).


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* Valid as Hoplarchus psittacus (Heckel 1840).

Lasso & Machado-Allison 2000 - [ref. 27968] - Sinopsis de las especies de peces de la familia Cichlidae presentes en la cuenca del Rio Orinoco. Claves, diagnosis, aspectos bio-ecologicos e ilustraciones. Serie Peces de Venezuela. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Page: 116

Kullander in Reis et al. 2003 - [ref. 27061] - Check list of the freshwater fishes of South and Central America. Page: 637

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Fresh
Habitat: benthopelagic
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Amazon River basin and Orinoco River basin: Brazil and Venezuela.


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Maximum Length: No length available.


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Hoplarchus psittacus (Heckel 1840)
new combination
Aequidens psittacus (Heckel 1840)new combinationNo
Heros psittacus Heckel 1840original combinationNo


Common Names

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No common names are available for this name combination.

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Distribution of Hoplarchus psittacus

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