Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Cichlidae > Mesonauta > Mesonauta festivus

Mesonauta festivus (Flag cichlid; Festivum; Festive cichlid; Barred cichlid)

Synonyms: Heros festivus; Mesonauta festiva; Mesonauta festivum
Language: Danish; Finnish; German; Mandarin Chinese; Portuguese

Wikipedia Abstract

Mesonauta festivus, the flag cichlid, is a species of cichlid native to tropical rivers in Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia. It can reach a length of 8.2 centimetres (3.2 in) SL. It is also popular in the aquarium trade.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Guapore - Itenez Bolivia, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Upland Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  

Prey / Diet

Echinochloa polystachya (creeping rivergrass)[1]


Parasitized by 
Pandosentis iracundus[2]
Rhabdochona kidderi <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Ecodrome CV
Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanical Garden
John Ball Zoological Garden
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum


Amazon; America, South - Inland waters; Bolivia; Brazil; Neotropical; Paraguay; Paraná; Peru; South America: Paraná River basin, in the Paraguay River drainage in Brazil and Paraguay; Amazon River basin, in the Guaporé (Brazil and Bolivia), Madre de Dios (Peru), Mamoré (Bolivia), Jamari and Tapajós (Brazil) River drainages.; Venezuela;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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