Apistogramma ortegai, a new species of South American cichlid
We can tell the photos published in Zootaxa do not show A.ortegai in all its potential glory. The male in particular is guaranteed to be much more of a show-stopper when he flairs his impressive fins. Just look at his long, streaming (but collapsed) dorsal and anal fins! When open, we expect the a fully developed displaying male A.ortegai may look similar to the A.cacatuoides pictured to the right, whose female (forefront) coincidentally looks awfully similar to the female A.ortegai. However, the researchers find that A.ortegai belongs to the Apistogramma regani species group.
Apistogramma ortegai was discovered in shallow Peruvian streams like the one pictured below where the waters are acidic, turbid, and rich in dissolved organics.
Apistogramma are awesome little fish that is commonly kept and bred by aquarists.