Herichthys carpintis

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Herichthys carpintis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Herichthys
Species: H. carpintis
Binomial name
Herichthys carpintis
(D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1899)
  • Neetroplus carpintis D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1899
  • Cichlasoma carpintis (D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1899)
  • Heros teporatus Fowler, 1903
  • Cichlosoma laurae Regan, 1908
  • Cichlasoma laurae Regan, 1908

Herichthys carpintis, the lowland cichlid, pearlscale cichlid or green Texas cichlid, is a species of cichlid.

It is endemic to eastern Mexico where it occurs in the Pánuco River drainage, and the Soto La Marina River in northwestern Mexico.

It reaches a maximum size of 17 centimetres (6.7 in) SL.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Herichthys carpintis" in FishBase. April 2013 version.