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Apistogramma paulmuelleri RÖMER, BENINDE, DUPONCHELLE, GARCÍA DÁVILA, VELA DÍAZ & RENNO, 2013

A52

March 26th, 2012 — 12:15pm

This species is assigned the code A52 under the DATZ ‘A’ number system and is also known by the trade names A. sp. ‘Apache’, A. sp. ‘Peru (II)’, A. sp. ‘Peru-regani’, A. sp. cf. regani (Belém) and A. sp. ‘carapintada’.

Apistogramma is among the most speciose of South American cichlid genera with around 70 species valid at present but many more awaiting description. In addition many species exist in two or more geographical colour forms which may or ma…

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Apistogramma trifasciata (EIGENMANN & KENNEDY, 1903)

Three-striped Apisto, A204

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm

This species is assigned the ‘A’ number A204 under the DATZ system with possibly conspecific, related forms coded A205 or A206 depending on collection locality and representing populations from Argentina and the rio Guaporé, respectively.

The genus Apistogramma is among the most speciose of South American cichlid genera with around 70 species valid at present but many more awaiting description.

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Apistogramma steindachneri (REGAN, 1908)

Steindachner's Apisto, A138

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm

This species is assigned the code A138 under the DATZ system, with the Venezuelan variant referred to as A139 for easy reference.

The genus Apistogramma is among the most speciose of South American cichlid genera with around 70 species valid at present but many more awaiting description. In addition many species exist in two or more geographical colour forms which may or may not turn out to be distinct in the future. Hobbyists tend to label these with collection dat…

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Apistogramma sp. 'breitbinden'

A164, A165, A167

March 13th, 2012 — 1:26pm

The German term 'breitbinden' translates literally as "broad-banded" and refers to the uniformly broad suborbital stripe seen in males of this 'species' which remains undescribed despite being known in the aquarium hobby for several decades. It's often imported as bycatch among shipments of wild-collected A. iniridae.

Some of the populations have also been assigned th…

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Apistogramma sp. 'Kelleri'

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm

This undescribed species was first collected and subsequently appeared in the aquarium hobby during 2008. It was exported again in late 2009 and early 2010 under the names A. sp. 'Jutai' and A. sp. 'diamond face', and said to have been collected in the Río Jutai, Amazonas state, Brazil. The Jutai is a south bank tributary of the Solimões but lies several hundred kilometres downstream of Leticia so this information, from a purportedly trustworthy source, initiall…

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Apistogramma baenschi RÖMER, HAHN, RÖMER, SOARES & WÖHLER, 2004

A188

March 25th, 2012 — 6:52pm

This species is assigned the code A188 under the DATZ system and is also known by the trade names A. sp. ‘Inca/Inka’, A. sp. ‘Inka 50’, A. sp. ‘highfin nijsseni’, A. sp. ‘Nijsseni 2’, A. sp. ‘red crescent’ or A. baenschi ‘Inca’.

It’s among those members of the genus produced on a commercial basis and is regularly available in the aquarium trade.

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Apistogramma panduro RÖMER, 1987

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm

This species is also known by the alternative vernacular names 'blue panda cichlid', 'blue sky dwarf cichlid and 'azure cichlid' as well as the confusing trade name A.sp. 'pandurini'. It has also been assigned the 'A' number A183 under the DATZ system with possibly conspecific, related forms similarly numbered A184 or A185 depending on locality.

It can be distinguished from similar-looking species by the length of the lower jaw which characte…

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Apistogramma eremnopyge READY & KULLANDER, 2004

A218

March 26th, 2012 — 9:36am

Known only from Loreto region in northeastern (Amazonian) Peru.

Type locality is ‘Río Pintuyacu, 48 kilometers on road from Iquitos to Nauta, Río Itaya drainage, Province Loreto, Peru’ and it’s also been recorded from tributaries of the Nanay system in the same area.

An additional population is known from the Río Tapiche, a tributary of the Río Ucayali located well over 150 km further south.

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Apistogramma mendezi RÖMER, 1994

A220, A221, A222

March 26th, 2012 — 10:46am

This species is assigned the codes A220, A221 and A222 under the DATZ ‘A’ number system with these referring to similar-looking, possibly conspecific, populations.

These differ in some aspects of colour pattern, particularly the orientation of the caudal-fin markings which may be horizontal, vertical, or somewhere inbetween.

One population displays an orange colouration on the belly and is som…

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Apistogramma norberti STAECK, 1991

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm

Prior to decription this species was known as A. sp. ‘großmaul’ or ‘bigmouth’, and it has also been assigned the code A190 under the DATZ system.

The genus Apistogramma is among the most speciose of South American cichlid genera with around 70 species valid at present but many more awaiting description. In addition many species exist in two or more geographical colour forms which may or may not turn out to be distinct in the future. Hobbyists tend to label these with collection data if available in order to avoid mixing them and the potential of hybridisation.

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