Adult in Lake Peten
Adult of Mayaheros urophthalmus in Lake Peten-Itxa [Guatemala]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (27-Apr-2016). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Mayaheros

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
21-Apr-2022

Mayaheros urophthalmus (Günther, 1862)


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Original description as Heros urophthalmus:

ZooBank:0398287F-0856-4484-82F1-443293CCDBC8.

  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1862. "Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii, Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the collection of the British Museum". Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. 4; i-xxi + 1-534 (ffm00035)

Conservation: Mayaheros urophthalmus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). The species is widely distributed and can be locally abundant. It is also tolerant of wide environmental variations and can use diverse trophic resources (Schmitter-Soto et al., 2019).