Thorichthys panchovillai described

Thorichthys panchovillai

Female Thorichthys panchovillai. Photo from Revista Peruana de Biología publication.

A new species of Thorichthys, found in the Coatzacoalcos River of Southern Mexico, has been formally described. Presumably named after the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, Thorichthys panchovillai appears in the same waters as other unidentified Thorichthys species.

The article describing Thorichthys panchovillai appears in the Revista Peruana de Biología and is in Spanish. Hopefully some more information will be available in English soon and we can see how T. panchovillai differs from other Thorichthys collected from the same waters. The article can be found on the Revista Peruana de Biología website. To discuss T. panchovillai visit the Central American Cichlids forum.

 

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