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Uaru fernandezyepezi

Uaru fernandezyepezi (*)

Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
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: Uaru
Species: Uaru fernandezyepezi

Uaru fernandezyepezi is a species of cichlid native to South America where it is found in rivers of the Orinoco basin. This species can reach a length of 24 centimetres (9.4 in) TL. It is also found in the aquarium trade.[1]

The fish is named in honor of the late Venezuelan ichthyologist Agustín Fernández-Yépez (1916-1977), named at the request of Hans J. Köpke, a fish exporter and tour organizer in Venezuela, who collected the type specimen. Köpke considered Fernández-Yépez a friend and an “excellent connoisseur” of Venezuelan fishes.[2]

See also

List of freshwater aquarium fish species


Stawikowski, R. (1989)Ein neuer Cichlide aus dem oberen Orinoco-Einzug: Uaru fernandezyepezi n. sp. (Pisces: Perciformes: Cichlidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge v. 40 (no. 1): 19-26.
Kullander, S.O., 2003. Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.

Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Uaru fernandezyepezi" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily CICHLINAE (d-w)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 28 February 2021.

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