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New Nannacara species


Active Member
5 Year Member
Hello friends,

It has been brought to my attention that Wolfgang Staeck and Ingo Schindler described a new Nannacara species in November 2004. Nannacara quadrispinae is from the Orinoco delta in eastern Venezuela. It is closely related to N. anomala and the N. anomala-species complex forms which share a reduced number of caudal fin rays (14 vs. 16). N. quadrispinae is characterized by the possession of four spines in the anal fin.

For more information, please refer to the announcement in "Practical Fishkeeping" magazine:


For a photo, please refer to "Aquanet" magazine:



Staeck, W. & I. Schindler. 2004. Nannacara quadrispinae sp. n.--a new dwarf cichlid fish (Teleostei: Perciformes: Cichlidae) from the drainage of the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela. Zoologische Abhandlungen 54:155-161.

Thank you.

All the best,

Randall Kohn

Mike Wise

Staff member
5 Year Member
This is the same fish as N. sp. Venezuela. I discussed it in an Apisto-gram article some years back when I had this species.