Male in the aquarium
A male of Vieja bifasciata from Chacamax River at Nututun, Usumacinta drainage [Mexico], in the aquarium of Rusty Wessel [USA]. Photo by Patrick Tawil. (11-Jul-2014).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Vieja


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13-Sep-2017

Vieja bifasciata (Steindachner, 1864)


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Original description as Heros bifasciatus:

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  • Steindachner, Franz. 1864. "Beitr├Ąge zur Kenntniss der Chromiden Mejico's und Central-Amerika's". Denkschriften der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. 23(2):57-74 (ffm00248)

Conservation: Vieja bifasciata is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018). Vieja bifasciata remains stable in most of its range.