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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Parachromis

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Lehtonen, T.

Central America
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Parachromis dovii (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Lehtonen, T.
 
Parachromis dovii
[Guapote]

Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen

Central America
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Parachromis friedrichsthalii (Heckel, 1840)

Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Parachromis friedrichsthalii
[Yellowjacket cichlid]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Parachromis loisellei (Bussing, 1989)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Parachromis loisellei
[]

Photo by Tang, B.Y.

Central America
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Parachromis managuensis (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Tang, B.Y.
 
Parachromis managuensis
[Jaguar guapote]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Parachromis motaguensis (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Parachromis motaguensis
[False yellowjacket cichlid]
5 Species of Family Cichlidae with Genus Parachromis
(Cichlids)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1864 Parachromis dovii Guapote Central America 72 TL
1840 Parachromis friedrichsthalii Yellowjacket cichlid Central America 28 SL
1989 Parachromis loisellei Central America 18.5 SL
1867 Parachromis managuensis Jaguar guapote Central America 55 TL
1867 Parachromis motaguensis False yellowjacket cichlid Central America 30 TL



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