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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: Caquetaia
Species: C. kraussii – C. myersi – C. spectabilis

Caquetaia Fowler, 1945

Type species: Caquetaia amploris Fowler, 1945
Vernacular names
English: Turquoise cichlid
中文: 暗紋麗體魚, 暗纹丽体鱼

Říčan, O., Piálek, L., Dragová, K. & Novák, J. 2016. Diversity and evolution of the Middle American cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with revised classification. Vertebrate Zoology 66(1): 1–102. PDF. Reference page.

Caquetaia is a small genus of cichlid fishes from tropical South America. The genus currently contains three species. Caquetaia spp. are ambush predators that predominantly feed on invertebrates. Seasonal fluctuations in water level have been shown to contribute to Caquetaia spp. consuming a larger variety of invertebrates, especially when the water level is low during dry seasons.[1] Caquetaia are known for their highly protrusible jaws, an adaptation hypothesized to improve their ability to capture prey by enhancing overall ram velocity.[2]

There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[3]

Caquetaia kraussii (Steindachner, 1878)
Caquetaia myersi (L. P. Schultz, 1944)
Caquetaia spectabilis (Steindachner, 1875)

The turquoise (or umbee) cichlid was formerly included, but is now placed in its own genus Kronoheros.

C. P. Röpke; E. Ferreira; J Zuanon (2014). "Seasonal changes in the use of feeding resources by fish in stands of aquatic macrophytes in an Amazonian floodplain, Brazil". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 97 (4): 401–414. doi:10.1007/s10641-013-0160-4.
T. B. Waltzek; P. C. Wainwright (2003). "Functional Morphology of Extreme Jaw Protrusion in Neotropical Cichlids". Journal of Morphology. 257 (1): 96–106. doi:10.1002/jmor.10111. PMID 12740901.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). Species of Caquetaia in FishBase. June 2018 version.

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