Apistogramma borellii

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Apistogramma borellii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Apistogramma
A. borellii
Binomial name
Apistogramma borellii
(Regan, 1906)
  • Heterogramma borellii Regan, 1906
  • Heterogramma ritense Haseman, 1911
  • Heterogramma rondoni Miranda Ribeiro, 1918
  • Apistogramma aequipinnis Ahl, 1938
  • Apistogramma reitzigi Mitsch, 1938

Apistogramma borellii, common names umbrella cichlid, umbrella apisto and yellow dwarf cichlid, is a species of fish in the genus Apistogramma.

It is a South American dwarf cichlid, found in the Paraguay River and Paraná River.[1] They have been found in waters as cold as 6.5 °C.[2] The umbrella cichlid eats insects and crustaceans.[3] The specific name honours the zoologist Alfredo Borelli (1858-1943), who collected the type.[4]



  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Apistogramma borelli" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  2. ^ "Apistogramma borellii". Dwarfcichlid.com. Montana Exotic Tropicals. 2007. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  3. ^ Rhett A. Butler (1995). "Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Apistogramma borellii". Mongabay.com. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily CICHLINAE (a-c)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 17 November 2018.

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