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Satanoperca leucosticta (M√úLLER & TROSCHEL, 1849)

Whitespot Eartheater

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm

S. leucosticta is frequently available in the ornamental trade and farmed for the purpose in several countries. It is often confused with its congener S. jurupari in aquarium literature and on websites, but is easily recognised by presence (vs. absence) of prominent white spots or vermiform markings on the sides of the head.

Although the presence of white spots on the head does not distinguish it from all known Satanoperca populations (see below), it can…

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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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