Amatitlania septemfasciata ( Regan 1908: 461 )

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: 691

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Amatitlania septemfasciata ( Regan 1908: 461 )


(19) Amatitlania septemfasciata ( Regan 1908: 461)   ; Seven stripe cichlid (En), Mojarra (Sp)

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Cryptoheros septemfasciatus ( Regan 1908)   : 461—Angulo et al. (2013): 1005.

Body moderately elongate and deep; predorsal profile of head slightly curved, snout relatively short and convex, usually ca 33–43% of head length; mouth terminal, rarely inferior, relatively short, usually <30% of head length; maxillary not extending to below the eye; jaws of equal length; teeth conical and cylindrical, somewhat enlarged, but no large canines; lateral line conspicuous, divided in 2 straight overlapping sections; fins with strong spines; a single dorsal fin; caudal fin truncate; general coloration maroon-brown (males) or grayish brown (females), darker dorsally and paler ventrally; iris bluish; opercular blotch absent; flanks usually with 6 diffuse black vertical bars, the third usually more prominent and forming an oval blotch; first vertical bar not Y-shaped; median fins solid maroon brown and pelvic fins dusky; caudal blotch mainly on caudal peduncle; during the reproductive season, the females becomes bluish gray on the lower half of the head and the abdomen, a large golden/orange area appears on the middle of the side, the median fins change to gray, the spinous dorsal fin shows a long black blotch with golden edges and the anal fin acquires blue tints; maximum body length ca 100 mm SL.