Male from Lake Ocotal
A male of Rocio ocotal from Lake Ocotal, Usumacinta drainage [Chiapas], showing the yellowish hue that distinguishes the species from Rocio octofasciata, characteristic of the Chiapas mountains populations. Rocio ocotal is most likely a junior synonym of R. octofasciata. In the aquarium of Philippe Beaucousin [France].Photo by Philippe Burnel. (28-Dec-2013).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Rocio

Status
valid


Last updated on:
30-Nov-2009

Rocio ocotal Schmitter-Soto, 2007


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Original description as Rocio ocotal:

  • Schmitter-Soto, Juan Jacobo. 2007. "A systematic revision of the genus Archocentrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae), with the description of two new genera and six new species". Zootaxa. n. 1603, pp. 1-78 (ffm01457)

Conservation: Rocio ocotal is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.