Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Cichlidae > Amatitlania > Amatitlania sajica

Amatitlania sajica (T-Bar Cichlid)

Synonyms: Archocentrus sajica; Cichlasoma sajica; Cryptoheros sajica
Language: German; Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The T-bar cichlid (Cryptoheros sajica), also known as Sajica cichlid is a Central American species of cichlid found in freshwater streams and lakes on the Pacific slope of Costa Rica. It was formerly known as Archocentrus sajica, but the taxonomy was revised as a result of a study by Juan Schmitter-Soto. The fish is tan colored with seven indistinct bars on the body. The third bar is usually prominent and coupled with a dark lateral stripe running from the gill cover results in a horizontal T-shaped mark, hence the common name of T-bar cichlid.
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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Flamingo Land LTD
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Riga Zoo
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt


America, North - Inland waters; Central America: Pacific slope of Costa Rica.; Costa Rica; Neotropical;

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