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Amatitlania nigrofasciata (Zebra cichlid; Zebra chanchito; White convict cichlid; Convict cichlid; Convict)

Synonyms: Archocentrus nigrofasciatus; Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum; Cichlosoma nigrofasciatum; Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus; Heros nigrofasciatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) is a fish species from the family Cichlidae, native to Central America, also known as the zebra cichlid. Convict cichlids are popular aquarium fish and have also been the subject of numerous studies on fish behaviour.
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Attributes

Adult Length [1]  3.9 inches (10 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Speleophils (cavity generalist)
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Diet [2]  Omnivore
Litter Size [1]  30

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
La Selva Biological Station Protective Zone VI 6052 Costa Rica
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve   Honduras        

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Bothriocephalus acheilognathi[3]
Capillaria cyprinodonticola <Unverified Name>[3]
Centrocestus formosanus <Unverified Name>[3]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[3]
Rhabdochona kidderi <Unverified Name>[3]
Sciadicleithrum bicuense <Unverified Name>[3]
Sciadicleithrum meekii <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Burger's Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Dierenpark Emmen
Melbourne Zoo
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Niabi Zoo
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Olmense Zoo
Ouwehand Zoo
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Reid Park Zoo
Riga Zoo
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tropical World
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Walford & North Shropshire College
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava

Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; America, North - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Australia; Australian; Canada; Central America: Pacific slope, from Río Sucio, El Salvador to Río Suchiate, Guatemala; Atlantic slope, from Río Patuca, Honduras to Río Jutiapa, Guatemala. Not in slope to Panama, Costa Rica or even Nicaragua, as formerly considered. Introduced elsewh; Central America: Pacific slope, from Río Sucio, El Salvador to Río Suchiate, Guatemala; Atlantic slope, from Río Patuca, Honduras to Río Jutiapa, Guatemala. Not in slope to Panama, Costa Rica or even Nicaragua, as formerly considered. Introduced elsewhere.; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Japan; Mexico; Neotropical; Nicaragua; Oceania - Inland waters; Panama; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Réunion; USA (contiguous states);

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Citations

Species recognized by Group expert : Kullander, S., 2012-10-02, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011