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Scientific Name Amatitlania sajica  (Bussing, 1974)
Common Name Blue Eyed Cichlid
Type Locality Tributary of Río Sierpe, 2 kilometers south of Palmar Sur at Interamerican highway, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, elevation 20 meters.
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 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Central America: Pacific slope of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revista de Biología Tropical v. 22 (no. 1), pp 30, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 02:41 (species record created: 2013 Sep 05 21:43)