Crenicichla tuca

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Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

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/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Cichlinae
Genus: Crenicichla
Species: Crenicichla tuca

Name[edit]

Crenicichla tuca Piálek et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MLP 10818.
  • Paratypes: MLP 10817 (1), 10819 (3), 10821 (1, c&s).

Type locality: Argentina, Misiones Province, lower Iguazú River above Iguazú Falls, arroyo Deseado, 25°40’11.7”S 53°55’59.5”W.

Etymology: The specific epithet tuca is a Guaraní word (tucá) meaning toucan (Ramphastos) in reference to the similarly enlarged lips/beak.

References[edit]

  • Piálek, L., Dragová, K., Casciotta, J., Almirón, A. & Říčan, O., 2015: Description of two new species of Crenicichla (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Lower Iguazú River with a taxonomic reappraisal of C. iguassuensis, C. tesay and C. yaha. Historia Natural, 5 (2): 5-27. PDF