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New species – Apistogramma barlowi

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes New species – Apistogramma barlowi

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    Matt
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    A unique new species of Apistogramma has just been described by Uwe Römer and Ingo Hahn. The unique feature (among Apistogramma) is its breeding strategy, as it’s a bi-parental facultative mouthbrooder.

    Adult female in breeding colouration

    Adult male mouthbrooding

    Map showing known distribution

    Reference for the paper is Römer, U. and Hahn, I. Apistogramma barlowi sp. n.: Description of a new facultative mouth-breeding cichlid species (Teleostei: Perciformes: Geophaginae) from Northern Peru. Vertebrate Zoology 58 (1) 2008 49-66

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    dunc
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    Some stunning colours on that fish

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    Matt
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    It’s available on the continent, but mainly in Germany as far as I know. They’re definitely not being mass-produced so I doubt they’re coming out of the Czech republic, although I suppose some hobbyists there might have them. There must also be a few in the UK, as Mark Breeze is cited in the description paper and he managed to breed them. I agree by the way, it’s a stunning wee thing.

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