Crenicichla anamiri from the Xingu river in northern Brazil. Photo by Leandro Sousa in publication.
A new species of Crenicichla had been described in a recent publication. Crenicichla anamiri is the eleventh species of Crenicichla described from the Xingu river in northern Brazil. Its species name, anamiri, comes from a South American Indian language meaning dwarf to indicate the species small size. The largest specimen collected was less than 2 inches in size. Hopefully some specimens will make it into the hobby soon.
To find out more about Crenicichla anamiri and how it compares to other species in the region, check out the publication on the SciELO.br website. To discuss C. anamiri visit the South American Cichlids forum.