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Apistos from Uruguay

Ttw

Active Member
5 Year Member
Is anyone aware of any apistos from Uruguay? The only one I can think of as a possibility is borelli and I think that is a stretch. I have a friend who has a wild caught apisto that he says is from that country and says it is not borelli.
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Here's the species:that I know about:
A. cf. commbrae (Salto)
A. cf. borellii (Río Uruguai)
I know of no A. trifasciata collected in the country of Uruguay. All trifasciata specimens collected in the Río Uruguai are from the western, Argentinian side of this border river. I wouldn't be surprised if some did occur in western Uruguay as well as possibly A. pleurotaenia. The La Plata area (parts of the Paraná and Uruguai systems) only recently, say the last 10,000 years or so, has been accessible to apistos. They really haven't had a lot of time to speciate much.
 

Ttw

Active Member
5 Year Member
Thanks. I was not aware these fish occurred so far south and east.
 

Ttw

Active Member
5 Year Member
I think I am getting the urge for another collecting trip. I usually take longer to get that urge again. Next time, probably further south in Bolivia.
 
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