English : Jaguar guapote
French : Cichlidé du Managua
Class : Teleostei
Order : Cichliformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Cichlidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a length of 63 cm for a weight of 1.6 kg. Some males develop a hump on forehead. Coloration is beige to silvery with black spotting all over body and row of large black blotches on middle of flanks. Large mouth.
Range and habitat
The species occurs on the Atlantic slope of Central America, from Ulua river in Honduras to Matina river in Costa Rica. Found in lakes, usually in turbid waters and over muddy bottoms.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species is locally very common to abundant and collection for the aquarium trade isn’t causing any declines currently.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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