Syntype of Heros mento stored in the National Natural History Museum (Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle) [Paris] with registration MNHN-IC-1894-0283. The specimen was collected by Marie Firmin Bocourt and Mehedin in Rio Negro [Mexico]. It is reproduced here under the Creative Commons 4.0 license granted by the MNHN. Photo by L. Randrihasipara. Photo by anynomous . (19-Oct-2016).


Last updated on:

Heros mento Vaillant & Pellegrin, 1902

Become a subscriber

Unlock the full content of this and all other documents, images, and videos by becoming a subscriber of the Freshwater Fishes of Mexico. Get the best information about Mexican freshwater fish! You can also open the full profile for everyone to see by sponsor this species and support the Freshwater Fishes of Mexico

subscribe login

Considered a synonym of Amphilophus istlanus (Jordan & Snyder, 1899)

  • Taylor, Jeff N. & Robert Rush Miller. 1980. "Two new cichlid fishes, genus Cichlasoma, from Chiapas, Mexico". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (693):16 (ffm00249)

Original description as Heros mento:


  • Vaillant, Leon Louis & J. Pellegrin. 1902. "Cichlidés nouveaux de l'Amérique Centrale". Bulletin du Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle. 8:85-86 (ffm00021)