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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Parachromis

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

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Parachromis dovii
[Guapote]



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

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Parachromis friedrichsthalii
[Yellowjacket cichlid]



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

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

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Parachromis managuensis
[Jaguar guapote]



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

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Parachromis motaguensis
[False yellowjacket cichlid]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parachromis dovii Guapote Central America 72 TL 1864
Parachromis friedrichsthalii Yellowjacket cichlid Central America 28 SL 1840
Parachromis loisellei Central America 18.5 SL 1989
Parachromis managuensis Jaguar guapote Central America 55 TL 1867
Parachromis motaguensis False yellowjacket cichlid Central America 30 TL 1867



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