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Hemichromis bimaculatus (African jewelfish; Jewel cichlid; Jewel fish; Jewelfish)

Synonyms: Hemichromis cristatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The African jewelfish (Hemichromis bimaculatus), also known as jewel cichlid or jewelfish, is from the family Cichlidae.
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Adult Length [1]  6 inches (14 cm)
Migration [2]  Potamodromous
Diet [2]  Omnivore, Planktivore

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banff National Park II 1690912 Alberta, Canada
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Foret Classee de la Mare Aux Hippopotames Bird Reserve IV 37906 Burkina Faso  
Omo Strict Natural Reserve Forest Reserve 328086 Nigeria  
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba National Park II 2046878 Senegal  


Clarias anguillaris (Mudfish)[3]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


Africa: Widely distributed in West Africa, where it is known from most hydrographic basins (Ref. 53405), associated with forested biotopes. Also reported from coastal basins of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nile basin (Ref. 7378). ;

External References



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
3Jorrit 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.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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