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Hypselecara temporale

Hypselecara temporale, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Hypselecara
Species: Hypselecara temporalis

Hypselecara temporalis (Günther, 1862)

Type locality: No locality (Brazil).

Holotype (unique): BMNH 1855.12.26.638 [ex Zool. Soc.].

Heros temporalis Günther, 1862
Cichlasoma temporale (Günther, 1862)
Acara crassa Steindachner, 1875
Cichlasoma crassum (Steindachner, 1875)
Heros goeldii Boulenger, 1897
Cichlasoma hellabrunni Ladiges, 1942

Primary references

Günther, A.C.L.G. 1862. Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii, Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the collection of the British Museum. British Museum, London. 4: i–xxi + 1–534. BHL Reference page. [see page 286]
Steindachner, F. 1875. Beiträge der Kenntniss der Chromiden des Amazonenstromes. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 71 (1. Abth.): 61–137, Pls. 1–8. BHL Reference page.
Boulenger, G.A. 1897. On a collection of fishes from the island of Marajo, Brazil. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 20 (no. 117) (art. 28): 294–299. BHL Reference page.
Ladiges, W. 1942. Cichlasoma hellabrunni spec. nov. Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 140 (nos 9–10): 199–202. Reference page.


Heros temporalis in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2022. Catalog of Fishes electronic version, accessed on October 3, 2019.
Hypselecara temporalis in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 08/2021.
Hypselecara temporalis – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

The emerald cichlid (Hypselecara temporalis) is a small species of fish in the family Cichlidae. It is native to South America. It can reach lengths of up to 12”.[1]

The fish lives in tropical climates, in temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.
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