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Archocentrus centrarchus.jpg
Archocentrus centrarchus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlinae
Genus: Archocentrus
T. N. Gill, 1877

Archocentrus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central America. It formerly included 7 of the species now included in the genus Cryptoheros, as well as the convict cichlid, now included in the genus Amatitlania.[1][2][3] The Rainbow Cichlid, Archocentrus multispinosus, was temporarily included in the genus Archocentrus but is now back in its original genus Herotilapia.[4]


There are currently 2 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ "Convict and Jack Dempsey placed in new genera". Archived from the original on 2007-12-28. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Archocentrus in FishBase. April 2015 version.
  3. ^ Schmitter-Soto, J. (2007). A systematic revision of the genus Archocentrus (Perciformes:Cichlidae), with a description of two new Genera and six new species (PDF). Zootaxa,. 1603. pp. 1–76. 
  4. ^ McMahan, C.D.; Matamoros, W.A.; Piller, K.R. & Chakrabarty, P. (2015). "Taxonomy and systematics of the herichthyins (Cichlidae: Tribe Heroini), with the description of eight new Middle American Genera" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3999 (2): 211–234. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3999.2.3.