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Two new Apistogramma are definitely beautiful

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 28, 2015 09:00 AM
There's no question about cute or ugly this time. These two newly described Apistogramma species, A.wolli and A.feconat, are unquestionably lookers.

The two new cichlids are described from Northern Peru in the journal Vertebrate Zoology (an open access paper with more photos and details worth reading).

Journal Reference: Römer, Uwe et al. (2015). Re-description of  Apistogramma payaminonis Kullander ,  1986, with descriptions of two new cichlid species of the  genus  Apistogramma  (Teleostei, Perciformes, Geopha - ginae) from northern Peru. Vertebrate Zoology

Apistogramma wolli


Apistogramma wolli pair tending to their babies!  Photo credit: Uwe Romer


Apistogramma wolli, female.  Photo credit: Uwe Romer


Apistogramma wolli, male.  Photo credit: Uwe Romer

Apistogramma feconat


Apistogramma feconat, female.  Photo credit: Uwe Romer

Two new Apistogramma are definitely beautiful

Male Apistogramma feconat. Photo credit: Uwe Römer

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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