English : Nautla cichlid
French : Deppii
Class : Teleostei
Order : Cichliformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Cichlidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a maximum length of 12 cm. Males are slightly bigger with little hump on forehead. Head is pinksh-grey with red markings. Chin and breast are black. Rest of body olive to light beige with vertical dark bands and spots.
Range and habitat
The species is found in Central America and is endemic to Mexico occurring in the Nautla and Misantla river drainages, on Atlantic slope of the country. Lives in fast-flowing rivers, slow-moving rivers, over stony bottoms.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species seems to be fairly common in its small range. It may be vulnerable to over-collection and pollution.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Back to “Cichlids and relatives” page