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Herichthys cyanoguttatus (Rio Grande cichlid; Rio Grande perch; Texas; Texas cichlid)

Synonyms: Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum; Cichlasoma pavonaceum; Herichthys cyanoguttatum; Heros pavonaceus; Parapetenia cyanostigma
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus, formerly Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum) is a freshwater fish of the cichlid family. This is the only cichlid species that is native to the United States. The fish, also known as Rio Grande cichlid, originates from the lower Rio Grande drainage in Texas near Brownsville and Northeastern Mexico.
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Attributes

Adult Length [1]  12 inches (30 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (rock-gravel)
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  4,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  5 years
Diet [2]  Omnivore, Planktivore, Detritivore
Female Maturity [1]  1 year

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
East Texas Gulf United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Florida Peninsula United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Coastal Rivers    
Lower Mississippi United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Sabine - Galveston United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amistad National Recreation Area   Texas, United States

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

America, North - Inland waters; Mexico; Nearctic; North America: originally restricted to the lower Rio Grande drainage in Texas, USA and south to northeastern Mexico. Introduced on Edwards Plateau of central Texas and central peninsular Florida, USA, and Verde River basin (La Media Luna region), Mexic; North America: originally restricted to the lower Rio Grande drainage in Texas, USA and south to northeastern Mexico. Introduced on Edwards Plateau of central Texas and central peninsular Florida, USA, and Verde River basin (La Media Luna region), Mexico (Ref. 36377).; Puerto Rico; Rio Grande; USA (contiguous states);

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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
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.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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