Crenicichla sp. Fire Spot Venezuela (= sp. Inirida III)

5. March 2013

Crenicichla sp. Fire Spot Venezuela (= sp. Inirida III)Two days ago we were able to import a single specimen of pike cichlid , which we have never seen before. The animal for sure belongs to the rambling relationship of Crenicichla saxatilis; however, no scientific description on a species exist that has red instead of black markings on the body. Our specimen – most probably a male – is currently about 15 cm long. We believe that is has been collected near the city of Puerto Inirida in Venezuela. This species is illustrated and described in the German book “Die Buntbarsche Amerikas Bd. 3” by Rainer Stawikowski and Uwe Werner as Crenichla sp. Inirida III.

For our customers: the animal has code 673584 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photo: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Venezuela
Verfügbare Größe in cm 15