Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura

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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: 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: Gymnogeophagus
Species: Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura

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Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura Loureiro et al., 2016

  • Holotype: ZVC-P 12490.
  • Paratypes: many.

Type locality: Uruguay, Canelones Department, cañada de la Lana, close to Juanicó Town, rio Santa Lucía basin (Río de la Plata tributary), 34°35´55”S, 56°14´19” W.

Etymology: The specific epithet refers to the G. E. Hudson novel “La Tierra Purpúrea” (as it is known in the Spanish translation), in which the main character makes a trip through the same region where the species occurs.

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