Parachromis dovii ( Günther 1864: 154 )

Angulo, Arturo, Naranjo-Elizondo, Beatriz, Rojas, Emmanuel & Ley-López, Juan Manuel, 2017, Fishes from the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, La Virgen de Sarapiquí, Heredia, Costa Rica, Check List 13 (5), pp. 683-702: 694

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Parachromis dovii ( Günther 1864: 154 )


(24) Parachromis dovii ( Günther 1864: 154)   ; Rainbow bass (En), Guapote lagunero (Sp)

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Body elongate, greatest body depth smaller than head length; predorsal profile of head usually straight or slight- ly curved, snout usually pointed; mouth terminal, relatively large, usually ca 30–40% of head length; maxillary extending to below eye; lower jaw usually in advance of upper jaw; teeth enlarged, caniniform; posterior edge of opercle almost straight; total gill rakers 9–13; lateral line conspicuous, divided into 2 straight overlapping sections; longitudinal scales 31–34; fins with strong spines; a single dorsal fin; caudal fin truncate; general coloration grayish brown or grayish olive (light golden, yellowish, or bluish gray in some adult specimens), darker dorsally and paler, usually yellowish white, ventrally, with a black band between eye and caudal fin and another band be- tween eye and margin of preopercle, 6 or 7 pale bars on flanks and a dark blotch on the base of caudal fin; males usually covered by tiny black spots from head to caudal fin; fins grayish brown or yellowish brown; maximum body length ca 700 mm SL.