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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Labroidei
Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Mesonauta
Species: M. acora - M. egregius - M. festivus - M. guyanae - M. insignis - M. mirificus


Mesonauta Günther, 1867

Mesonauta is a small genus of six species of fish, endemic to soft, acidic freshwater habitats in South America.[1][2] Mesonauta is part of the family Cichlidae and is included in subfamily Cichlasomatinae.[1][3] Some species, particularly Mesonauta festivus, are popular in the fishkeeping hobby and are frequently kept in aquariums.[4]


* Mesonauta acora Castelnau, 1855
* Mesonauta egregius Kullander & Silfvergrip, 1991
* Mesonauta festivus Heckel, 1840
* Mesonauta guyanae Schindler, 1998
* Mesonauta insignis Heckel, 1840
* Mesonauta mirificus Kullander & Silfvergrip, 1991


1. ^ a b Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.. "Mesonauta". FishBase. http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/Eschmeyer/GeneraSummary.cfm?ID=Mesonauta. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
2. ^ Loiselle, Paul V. (1995). The Cichlid Aquarium. Germany: Tetra Press. ISBN 1-56465-146-0.
3. ^ Kullander, S.O. (1998). "A phylogeny and classification of the South American Cichlidae (Teleostei: Perciformes)". In L.R. Malabarba, R.E. Reis, R.P. Vari, Z.M. Lucena and C.A.S. Lucena (eds.). Phylogeny and classification of neotropical fishes. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 461–498. ISBN 978-8574300351.
4. ^ Linke H, Staeck L (1994) American cichlids II: Large Cichlids. A handbook for their identification, care and breeding. Tetra Press. Germany. ISBN 1-56465-169-X

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