Teleocichla wajapi

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Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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: Teleocichla
Species: Teleocichla wajapi



Teleocichla wajapi Varella & Moreira, 2013

  • Holotype: MZUSP 102406.
  • Paratypes: MZUSP 102381 (2), 102405 (1), 103471 (1).

Type locality: Amapá, Laranjal do Jari, rio Jari, upstream Cachoeira de Santo Antônio, at the top of the waterfall upstream the rapids, approximately at the central point of the waterfall, 0°38'46"S, 52°30'32"W [1].

Etymology: The species is named after the indigenous people of the Tupi-guarani cultural-linguistic group, Wajãpi, also known as Waiapi or Oyampi. At the time of description of the species, the Wajãpi group has a population of less than 2000 people distributed in several tribes in the state of Amapá, Brazil, and in French Guiana (Gallois and Grupioni 2003).

Primary references

  • Varella, H.R.; Moreira, C.R. 2013: Teleocichla wajapi, a new species of cichlid from the rio Jari, Brazil, with comments on T. centrarchus Kullander, 1988 (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Zootaxa 3641(2): 177–187. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3641.2.5 Reference page