Amphilophus lyonsi (Gosse, 1966)
Amphilophus lyonsi
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Central America: Pacific slope of Costa Rica (Coto River) and Panama (DupĂ­ River).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rivers with moderate flow and sandy bottoms. Feeds basically upon seeds, aquatic insects and bottom detritus (Ref. 7335).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 07 November 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 28.04.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.11.08
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 15.03.01

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