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

Protected Areas

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

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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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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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