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Species Andinoacara rivulatus (Günther, 1860)

Green Terror


Extra Distribution Information

Ross River weirs, Townsville, QLD (19°19'S, 146°45'E) status of population unknown but not considered to be established; tropical

Introduced from South America via aquarium trade.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Brigalow Belt North (BBN)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors



General References

Arthington, A.H., Kailola, P.J., Woodland, D.J. & Zalucki, J.M. 1999. Baseline environmental data relevant to an evaluation of quarantine risk potentially associated with the importation to Australia of ornamental finfish. Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra, ACT. pp. 451 (as Aequidens rivulatus)

Corfield, J., Diggles, B., Jubb, C., McDowall, R.M., Moore, A., Richards, A. & Rowe, D.K. 2008. Review of the impacts of introduced ornamental fish species that have established wild populations in Australia. Prepared for the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 277 pp. (as Aequidens rivulatus)

Musilová, Z., Říĉan, O. & Novák, J. 2009. Phylogeny of the Neotropical cichlid fish tribe Cichlasomatini (Teleostei: Cichlidae) based on morphological and molecular data, with the description of a new genus. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 47(3): 234-247 [Date published 29 May 2009]

Webb, A.C. 2007. Status of non-native freshwater fishes in tropical northern Queensland, including establishment success, rates of spread, range and introduction pathways. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 140: 63–78 (as Aequidens rivulatus)

Wijkmark, N., Kullander, S.O. & Barriga Salazar, R.E. 2012. Andinoacara blombergi, a new species from the río Esmeraldas basin in Ecuador and a review of A. rivulatus (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 23(2): 117-137


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
LABROIDEI 20-Apr-2016 ADDED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)