Nandopsis

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Nandopsis
Nandopsis tetracantus.jpg
Biajaca (N. tetracantus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Tribe: Heroini
Genus: Nandopsis
T. N. Gill, 1862
Type species
Centrarchus tetracanthus
Valenciennes, 1831

Nandopsis is a small genus of cichlid fishes found in lakes, streams and rivers in Cuba and Hispaniola. If disregarding Trinidad and Tobago (where the few native cichlids are members of genera that are widespread on the South American mainland), Nandopsis are the only cichlids native to the Antilles.

Species[edit]

The genus currently contains three species. An additional species, N. vombergae is recognized by some, but considered a synonym of N. haitiensis by FishBase.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Nandopsis in FishBase. February 2013 version.