Oscura heterospila (Hubbs, 1936)
Montecristo cichlid
Oscura heterospila
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlinae
Max. size:  24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5; dH range: 3 - 69
Distribution:  Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Candelaria and Usumacinta rivers in Mexico and Guatemala.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits lower and middle reaches of rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 29 November 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 29.04.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.03.17
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 15.03.01

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