Andinoacara rivulatus

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Andinoacara rivulatus


Taxonavigation: Ovalentaria 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohort: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohort: Clupeocephala
Cohort: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohort: Neoteleostei
Infracohort: Eurypterygia
Section: Ctenosquamata
Subsection: Acanthomorphata
Division: Euacanthomorphacea
Subdivision: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Cichlinae
Genus: Andinoacara
Species: Andinoacara rivulatus


Lectotype: BMNH 1860.6.15.13. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1860.6.15.14-16 (3); ZMB 2809 (2). Lectotype designated by Wijkmark et al. (2012).

Type locality: Andes of western Ecuador.



  • Fowler, H. W.; 1911: New fresh-water fishes from western Ecuador. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 63: 493–520.BHL
  • Günther, A.; 1860: Second list of cold-blooded vertebrata collected by Mr. Fraser in the Andes of western Ecuador. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1859 (3): 402–420.
  • Regan, C. T.; 1905: A revision of the fishes of the South-American cichlid genera Acara, Nannacara, Acaropsis, and Astronotus. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 7) 15 (88): 329–347.
  • Wijkmark, N., Kullander, S. O. & Barriga Salazar, R. E.; 2012: Andinoacara blombergi, a new species from the río Esmeraldas basin in Ecuador and a review of A. rivulatus (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 23 (2): 117–137.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Green terror, gold saum
magyar: Arany akara