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Rocio octofasciata (Jack dempsey cichlid; Jack Dempsey)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata) is a species of cichlid that is widely distributed across North and Central America (from Mexico south to Honduras). Its common name refers to its aggressive nature and strong facial features, likened to that of the famous 1920s boxer Jack Dempsey.
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Attributes

Adult Length [1]  10 inches (25 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Polyphils
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  800
Diet [2]  Carnivore, Planktivore

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Maya Multiple Use Area 1156412 Guatemala  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

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Distribution

America, North - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Australia; Australian; Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Neotropical; North and Central America: Atlantic slope from southern Mexico (Papaloapán River) to Honduras (Ulua River).; Oceania - Inland waters; Oriental; Thailand; USA (contiguous states);

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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
4Jorrit 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.
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