Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits lower and middle reaches of rivers.
  • Conkel, D. 1993 Cichlids of North and Central America. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., USA. (Ref. 7335)
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Distribution

Atlantic Slope of Guatemala and Mexico.
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Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Candelaria and Usumacinta rivers in Mexico and Guatemala.
  • Kullander, S.O. 2003 Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 240 mm SL
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Max. size

24.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377))
  • Kullander, S.O. 2003 Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)
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Type Information

Type for Cichlasoma heterospilum
Catalog Number: USNM 52959
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): E. Nelson & E. Goldman
Year Collected: 1900
Locality: Rio Usumacinto, Monte Christo, Mexico., Mexico, North America
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5; dH range: 3 - 69
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Vieja heterospila

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Vieja heterospila

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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