Dicrossus foirni Römer, Hahn & Vergara, 2010
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  7.09 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.5 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Rio Negro, Amazon drainage in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-7. Can be distinguished readily by having three rows of round to vertical-ovoid, alternating dark grey to blackish, double or triple spots on the sides of the body; adult males with a black spot on the dorsum and basal part of the dorsal fin at the position of hard rays 7 to 8, and a pointed rhombic caudal fin. Exhibits pronounced sexual size and color dimorphism (Ref. 85095).
Biology:  Inhabits all types of water. Juveniles occur exclusively in very soft and acid, clear and black water while sub-adults occur in whitewater brooks (Ref. 85095).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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