Tomocichla tuba ( Meek 1912: 73 )

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: 696

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Tomocichla tuba ( Meek 1912: 73 )


(27) Tomocichla tuba ( Meek 1912: 73)   ; Tuba (En), Vieja (Sp)

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Body elongate; predorsal profile of head usually curved, snout convex; mouth inferior, usually ventral; teeth spatulate with rounded tips; lateral line conspicuous, divided into 2 straight overlapping sections; fins with strong spines; a single dorsal fin; anal fin spines 4 or 5; caudal fin truncate; general coloration dark gray with olive-green and/or pink-red tones above and on the sides, changing to white on abdomen and lower portion of head; upper portion of snout usually gray olive and with 2 black stripes joining the eyes; iris usually yellowish or reddish; mid-body black blotch absent, in turn, some specimens present 7–10 incomplete dark bars on the flanks; fins usu- ally gray with or without dark blotches or stripes; maxi- mum body length ca 280 mm SL.