New Gymnogeophagus species described

new Gymnogeophagus

Male Gymnogeophagus lipokarenos with pronounced hump. Photo from publication.

Five new Gymnogeophagus species have been described in the Brazilian Neotropical Ichthyology journal. Gymnogeophagus are known as eartheaters for their specialized feeding behavior and are found in river basins of southern Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.

All five new species inhabit tributaries of the Rio Uruguay and Rio Negro in Brazil and Uruguay. A detailed description of the new Gymnogeophagus can be found in the publication titled Descriptions of five new species of the Neotropical cichlid genus Gymnogeophagus Miranda Ribeiro, 1918 (Teleostei: Cichliformes) from the rio Uruguay drainage. Also available in PDF format HERE.

If you would like to learn more about Gymnogeophagus in general, there is an article titled Gymnogeophagus balzanii in the library. Discussion on Gymnogeophagus can be done in the South American Species forum.

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