Cichla monoculus

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Cichla monoculus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlinae
Genus: Cichla
Species: Cichla monoculus
Agassiz, 1831

Cichla monoculus, sometimes known as the tucanare peacock bass ("peacock bass" is also used for some of its relatives), is a very large species of cichlid, and a prized game fish. It is native to the Amazon basin in South America, but has also been introduced to regions outside its natural range (e.g., Florida, Hawaii, and Panama's Gatun Lake). It reaches 80 cm (31 in) in length and 9 kg (20 lb) in weight.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Cichla monoculus" in FishBase. April 2011 version.