Check List 12(4): e19534, doi: 10.15560/12.4.1932
First record of Amatitlania nigrofasciata (Günther, 1867) (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) as introduced species in natural freshwaters of Colombia
expand article infoGuido A. Herrera-R, Miguel A. Murcia-Castillo, Saúl Prada-Pedreros
‡ Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Departamento de Biología, Laboratorio de Ictiología, Carrera 7 No. 43-82 Ed 53-108b, Bogotá D.C, Colombia, Colombia
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Amatitlania nigrofasciata is a small fresh­water fish species native to Central America. Is a popular ornamental fish that has been traded and cultivated for the aquarium industry, introduced into temperate and tropical regions across the world. Two specimens of A. nigrofasciata were collected from two small creeks draining into the Guavio River, upper Meta River in Mambita, Ubalá, Cundinamarca, Colombia in the Piedmont Orinoco ecoregion. This is the first record of A. nigrofasciata in natural freshwaters of Colombia and the Orinoco River basin. Diagnostic characters of species and updated distribution at country level are provided.
Orinoco Piedmont; Convict Cichlid; Meta River; Guavio River; Cundinamarca; ornamental fish; Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum