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Cichlasoma octofasciata2.jpg
Rocio octofasciata
Herichthys pame.jpg
Nosferatu pame
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae

The Cichlasomatinae are a subfamily of cichlid fishes, including all ciclids native to the Greater Antilles (Cuba and Hispaniola), United States (southern Texas), Mexico and Central America, and many of the cichlids from South America (the other South American subfamilies are Astronotinae, Cichlinae, Geophaginae, and Retroculinae). The subfamily Cichlasomatinae is often divided into two tribes: Cichlasomatini and Heroini.


This subfamily contains about 56 genera and 260 species:[1]


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  4. ^ De la Maza-Benignos M., Ornelas-García C.P., Lozano-Vilano , García-Ramírez M.E., Doadrio I. (2015). "Phylogeographic analysis of genus Herichthys (Perciformes: Cichlidae), with descriptions of Nosferatu new genus and H. tepehua n. sp". Hydrobiologia. 748 (1): 201–231. doi:10.1007/s10750-014-1891-8. 
  5. ^ Ottoni, F.P. & Mattos, J.L.O. (2015). "Phylogenetic position and re-description of the endangered cichlid Nannacara hoehnei, and description of a new genus from Brazilian Cerrado (Teleostei, Cichlidae, Cichlasomatini)" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 65 (1): 65–79.