Nosferatu pantostictus

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Nosferatu pantostictus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Nosferatu
Species: N. pantostictus
Binomial name
Nosferatu pantostictus
(J. N. Taylor & R. R. Miller, 1983)

Cichlasoma pantostictus Taylor & Miller, 1983
Herichthys pantostictus Taylor & Miller, 1983

Nosferatu pantostictus, the Chairel cichlid, is a species of cichlid native to the Panuco River drainage of Mexico's Atlantic coast where it is mostly found in moderately fast flowing rivers, slightly brackish, murky lakes and lagoons along the coast.[1][2] It reaches a maximum size of 12.6 centimetres (5.0 in) SL though most do not exceed 5.6 centimetres (2.2 in) TL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[3]


  1. ^ De La Maza-Benignos, M. & Lozano-Vilano, M.d.L. (2013). "Description of three new species of the genus Herichthys (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from eastern Mexico, with redescription of H. labridens, H. steindachneri, and H. pantostictus". Zootaxa. 3734 (2): 101–129. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3734.2.1. 
  2. ^ De la Maza-Benignos, M.; Ornelas-García, C. P.; Lozano-Vilano, M.d.L.; 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" (PDF). Hydrobiologia. 748 (1): 201–231. doi:10.1007/s10750-014-1891-8. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Herichthys pantostictus" in FishBase. November 2014 version.