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

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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Theraps coeruleus Stawikowski & Werner, 1987

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Theraps coeruleus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Central America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Theraps godmanni (Günther, 1862)

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Theraps godmanni
[Southern checkmark cichlid]

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Central America
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Theraps heterospilus (Hubbs, 1936)

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Theraps heterospilus
[Montecristo cichlid]

Photo by JJPhoto

Central America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Theraps intermedius (Günther, 1862)

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Theraps intermedius
[Northern checkmark cichlid]

Photo by JJPhoto

Central America
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Theraps irregularis Günther, 1862

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Theraps irregularis
[Arroyo cichlid]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Central America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Theraps lentiginosus (Steindachner, 1864)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Theraps lentiginosus
[Freckled cichlid]

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Central America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Theraps microphthalmus (Günther, 1862)

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Theraps microphthalmus
[]

Photo by Matamoros, W.A.

Central America
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Theraps wesseli Miller, 1996

Photo by Matamoros, W.A.
 
Theraps wesseli
[]
8 Species of Family Cichlidae with Genus Theraps
(Cichlids)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1987 Theraps coeruleus Central America 12 SL
1862 Theraps godmanni Southern checkmark cichlid Central America 30 TL
1936 Theraps heterospilus Montecristo cichlid Central America 24 SL
1862 Theraps intermedius Northern checkmark cichlid Central America 20 SL
1862 Theraps irregularis Arroyo cichlid Central America 19 SL
1864 Theraps lentiginosus Freckled cichlid Central America 25 TL
1862 Theraps microphthalmus Central America 25 SL
1996 Theraps wesseli Central America 8 SL



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