Male at Cenote Manati
Mayaheros urophthalmus adult male in normal coloration at Cenote Manati (Casa Cenote), Quintana Roo [Mexico]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (25-Feb-2007). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Mayaheros

Status
valid


Mayaheros urophthalmus (Günther, 1862)

Mojarra castarrica; Mojarra del sureste; Mojarra latinoamericana; Mojarra rayada.


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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. Vol 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).