The diagnoses of Laetacara species is updated herein based on either character states outlined in their original descriptions, redescriptions, or found in examined material (both type and non-type material) and additional observed data. Information on distribution of Laetacara species is herein updated. A key for species identification including all known species of Laetacara is provided. New information about the species of the genus is provided, based on examined material and compilation from literature.
The paper is Open Access so it is freely accessible: Update of diagnoses, information on distribution, species, and key for identification of Laetacara species (Teleostei,Cichlidae, Cichlasomatini).