Description of two new species of the Midas cichlid complex (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua

Matthias F. Geiger, Jeffrey K. McCrary, Jay Richard Stauffer, Jr.

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Abstract

Two species belonging to the Amphilophus citrinellus (Gnther, 1864) species complex endemic to Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua are described. Both species exhibit unique phenotypic characters that have not been found in other members of the species complex. Furthermore, they breed assortatively in Lake Apoyo and can readily be distinguished in the field from all other described species found in that lake. Including the two herein described species, six species that form a monophyletic species assemblage within the Midas cichlid complex inhabit Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-173
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume123
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

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In: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, Vol. 123, No. 2, 01.08.2010, p. 159-173.

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