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Parachromis managuensis (Jaguar guapote; Aztec cichlid; Jaguar cichlid; Managuense; Spotted guapote; Tiger guapote)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Parachromis managuensis is a large cichlid native to freshwater habitats in Central America, where found from Honduras to Costa Rica. The scientific name refers to Lake Managua in Nicaragua from where the holotype was obtained. It is a food fish and is also found in the aquarium trade where it is variously known as the jaguar cichlid, managuense cichlid or managua cichlid, guapote tigre, Aztec cichlid, spotted guapote and jaguar guapote. males grow to a length of 35 centimetres (14 in) TL and females to a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) TL .
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Adult Length [1]  22 inches (55 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Speleophils (cavity generalist)
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  5,000
Diet [2]  Carnivore


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Florida Peninsula United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Coastal Rivers    


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


America, North - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Canada; Central America: Atlantic slope from the Ulua River (Honduras) to the Matina River (Costa Rica).; Costa Rica; Cuba; El Salvador; Guatemala; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Mexico; Neotropical; Nicaragua; Oceania - Inland waters; Panama; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Singapore; Taiwan; USA (contiguous states);

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
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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