For the first time ever we were able to import this trahira from Venezuela. We received only very few specimens. The new species differsfrom all Hoplias imported so far by the brillant coloured eye. However, we are not able to confirm the scientific name of H. teres, a species described by Valenciennes in 1847 from Lake Maracibo in Venezuela, for sure. Our specimens are currently 14-18 cm long.
For our customers: the animals have code 258656 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text: Frank Schäfer, photos: Andreas Jekel