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Scientific Name Amatitlania nigrofasciata  (G√ľnther, 1867)
Common Name Zebra-Buntbarsch (Germany)
Type Locality Lake Amatitlán, Guatemala.
Etymology Amatitlania: Named for the type locality of the type species; 'Amatitlán' means 'a place abundant in amate' in Nahuatl, 'amate' is a kind of rustic paper made from the bark of Ficus petiolaris or Ficus indica
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Pacific slope, from Río Sucio, El Salvador to Río Suchiate, Guatemala; Atlantic slope, from Río Patuca, Honduras to Río Jutiapa, Guatemala. Not in slope to Panama, Costa Rica or even Nicaragua, as formerly considered. Introduced elsewhere.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Atrato, Sucio (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mexico Pacific Rivers, Suchiate (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Honduras waters, Patuca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guatemala Waters, Jutiapa (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
pH 7.0 - 8.0
Temperature 20.0-36.0°C or 68-96.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866 (pt 3), pp 601.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 01 08:18 (species record created: 2013 Sep 05 21:41)